Judo at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women's 56 kg

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These are the results of the women's 56 kg (also known as lightweight) competition in judo at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. A total of 22 women competed in this event, limited to jūdōka whose body weight was less than, or equal to, 56 kilograms. Competition took place on 1996-07-24 in the Georgia World Congress Center.


Gold Driulys González
Silver Jung Sun-Yong
 South Korea
Bronze Isabel Fernández
Marisabel Lomba


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
 Noriko Mizoguchi (JPN) W  
 Ursula Myren (SWE) L      Noriko Mizoguchi (JPN) W  
         Marie Josee Morneau (CAN) L  
           Noriko Mizoguchi (JPN) L  
         Sun-Yong Jung (KOR) W  
         Sun-Yong Jung (KOR) W  
         Marisabel Lomba (BEL) L  
           Sun-Yong Jung (KOR) W  
 Jeny Rodriguez (HON) L      Isabel Fernández (ESP) L  
 Maria Pekli (HUN) W      Maria Pekli (HUN) W  
         Danielle Zangrando (BRA) L  
         Maria Pekli (HUN) L
         Isabel Fernández (ESP) W  
         Zulfiya Guseynova (AZE) L  
 Narelle Hill (AUS) L      Isabel Fernández (ESP) W  
 Isabel Fernández (ESP) W        Sun-Yong Jung (KOR) L
         Driulys González (CUB) W
         Jessica Gal (NED) L
 Driulys González (CUB) W      Driulys González (CUB) W  
 Magali Baton (FRA) L      Driulys González (CUB) W
 Nicola Fairbrother (GBR) W      Nicola Fairbrother (GBR) L  
 Raoudha Chaari (TUN) L      Nicola Fairbrother (GBR) W  
         Beata Kucharzewska (POL) L  
         Driulys González (CUB) W  
 Zulfiya Garipova (RUS) L      Liu Chuang (CHN) L  
 Liu Chuang (CHN) W      Liu Chuang (CHN) W      
         Corinna West (USA) L      
         Liu Chuang (CHN) W
         Ai-Chun Huang (TPE) L  
         Ai-Chun Huang (TPE) W
         Filipa Cavalleri (POR) L  


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
     Lomba (BEL) W        Lomba (BEL) W
Bye L      Mizoguchi (JPN) L          Liu (CHN) L
 Lomba (BEL) W        Lomba (BEL) W
     Guseynova (AZE) L  
     Guseynova (AZE) W
 Hill (AUS) L      Pekli (HUN) L  
 Guseynova (AZE) W  
     Baton (FRA) L        Fairbrother (GBR) L
 Baton (FRA) W      Fairbrother (GBR) W          Fernández (ESP) W
 Gal (NED) L        Fairbrother (GBR) W
     Garipova (RUS) L  
     Garipova (RUS) W
 Garipova (RUS) W      Huang (TPE) L  
 West (USA) L  


  • [1] Official Olympic Report