Judo at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women's 72 kg

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Women's 72 kg
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
VenueGeorgia World Congress Center
Date21 July
Competitors21 from 21 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Ulla Werbrouck  Belgium
2nd, silver medalist(s) Yoko Tanabe  Japan
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ylenia Scapin  Italy
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Diadenis Luna  Cuba
← 1992
2000 →

These are the results of the Women's 72 kg (also known as Half-Heavyweight) competition in judo at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. A total of 20 women competed in this event, limited to jūdōka whose body weight was less than, or equal to, 72 kilograms. Competition took place in the Georgia World Congress Center.[1]

Main bracket[edit]

The gold and silver medalists were determined by the final match of the main single-elimination bracket.

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal final
 Scapin (ITA) W
 Leng (CHN) W  Leng (CHN) L
 Chen (TPE) L  Scapin (ITA) L
 Belyaeva (UKR) W  Belyaeva (UKR) W
 St. Louis (MRI) L  Belyaeva (UKR) W
 Richter (ROU) L
 Belyaeva (UKR) L
 Werbrouck (BEL) W
 Galante (RUS) L
 Werbrouck (BEL) W
 Werbrouck (BEL) W
 Curto (ESP) L
 Nazarenko (TKM) L
 Bogunova (KAZ) L  Curto (ESP) W
 Curto (ESP) W  Werbrouck (BEL) W
 Tanabe (JPN) L
 Howey (GBR) W
 Kienhuis (NED) L
 Howey (GBR) L
 Bacher (USA) L  Tanabe (JPN) W
 Ertel (GER) W  Ertel (GER) L
 Tanabe (JPN) W
 Tanabe (JPN) W
 Essombe (FRA) L
 Luna (CUB) L
 Essombe (FRA) W  Essombe (FRA) W
 Jenkins (CAN) L  Essombe (FRA) W
 Gomez (VEN) L
 Galea (AUS) L
 Gomez (VEN) W


The losing semifinalists as well as those judoka eliminated in earlier rounds by the four semifinalists of the main bracket advanced to the repechage. These matches determined the two bronze medalists for the event.

First round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Bronze medal finals
     Richter (ROU) L        Scapin (ITA) W
 St Louis (MRI) L      Scapin (ITA) W          Essombe (FRA) L
 Richter (ROU) W        Scapin (ITA) W
     Galyant (RUS) L  
     Galyant (RUS) W
Bye      Curto (ESP) L  
     Howey (GBR) L        Luna (CUB) W
Bye      Ertel (GER) W          Belyaeva (UKR) L
Bye        Ertel (GER) L
     Luna (CUB) W  
     Luna (CUB) W
 Jenkins (CAN) L      Gómez (VEN) L  
 Luna (CUB) W  


  1. ^ "Judo at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Women's Half-Heavyweight". Sports Reference. Retrieved 8 June 2018.

External links[edit]