Heavy +80 kg Olympics Champions 2000-2020

Sydney 2000: Kim Kyong-hun (KOR)

In addition to becoming the first Olympic heavyweight champion, he was gold at the 2002 Asian Games. He won two bronze medals at the World Championships in 1997 and 2001, gold at the Asian Championship of 1996. In Sydney they won Saudi Arabia, Nicaragua, France and Australia.

Coach: CHAE, Chong-Ki

Athens 2004: Moon Dae-Sung (KOR).

He was part of the KOR military team, and Samsung.  Gold At the 2002 Asian Games, gold at the 1999 World Championship, and gold at the 2000 Asian Championship. Famous for knocking out the Greek representative in the 2004 final. In Athens he beat Kazakastan, Spain, France and Greece. 

Coach: Kim, Sae-hyok

Beijing 2008: Cha Dongmin (KOR)

He participated in 03 Olympic Games between 2008 and 2016, obtaining two medals, gold in Beijing 2008 and bronze in Rio 2016. Silver in the 2011 World Cup, and gold in the 2012 Asian Championship. In Beijing he defeated: Costa Rica, Uzbekistan, Cuba and Greece. 

Coach: Kim, Sae-hyok

London 2012: Carlos Molfetta (ITA).

He won three World Cup medals between 2001 and 2011. Four European medals, between 2004 and 2012. World Youth Champion and the 2001 World Cup. To win in London, he beat Tajikistan, Mali, China and Gabon.

  Coach: Soon Cheul Yoon

Rio 2016: Radik Isayev (AZE)

Was born in Russia.  He was adopted by Azerbaijan.  He was champion of the Baku 2015 European Games, he won two medals in the World Championship, gold in 2015 and bronze in 2013, and 03 medals in the European, between 2014 and 2022.
For Olympic gold he beat: Kazakhstan, Korea, GB and Niger.

Tokyo 2020: Vladislav Larin (RUS)

Silver at the Baku 2015 European Games. He won three World Cup medals between 2015 and 2019, and three European medals between 2016 and 2021. In Tokyo 2020 he defeated Tongo, Slovenia, China, Macedonia. 

Coach: IVANOV, Vadim

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