Judo at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's +78 kg

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Women's +78 kg
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
VenueSydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
Date22 September
Competitors24 from 24 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Yuan Hua  China
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Daima Beltrán  Cuba
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Kim Seon-Young  South Korea
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Mayumi Yamashita  Japan
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These are the results of the Women's +78 kg (also known as heavyweight) competition in judo at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. A total of 24 women qualified for this event, limited to jūdōka whose body weight was more than 78 kilograms. Competition took place in the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre on 22 September.[1]


Athlete Nation
Carmen Chala  Ecuador
Colleen Rosensteel  United States
Beata Maksymow  Poland
Mayumi Yamashita  Japan
Gulnara Kusherbayeva  Kazakhstan
Irina Rodina  Russia
Caroline Curren  Australia
Kim Seon-Young  South Korea
Dalma Beltrán  Cuba
Beatriz Martín  Spain
Brigitte Oliver  Belgium
Mara Kovacevic  FR Yugoslavia
Sandra Köppen  Germany
Maryna Prokof'yeva  Ukraine
Heba Hefny  Egypt
Karina Bryant  Great Britain
Adja Marieme Diop  Senegal
Christine Cicot  France
Yuan Hua  China
Fiona Iredale  New Zealand
Estela Riley  Panama
Priscila Marques  Brazil
Lee Hsiao-Hung  Chinese Taipei
Tsvetana Bozhilova  Bulgaria

Main bracket


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
 Carmen Chala (ECU) L
 Colleen Rosensteel (USA) W  Colleen Rosensteel (USA) W
 Beata Maksymow (POL) L
 Colleen Rosensteel (USA) L
 Mayumi Yamashita (JPN) W
 Mayumi Yamashita (JPN) W
 Gulnara Kusherbayeva (KAZ) L  Irina Rodina (RUS) L
 Irina Rodina (RUS) W  Mayumi Yamashita (JPN) L
 Daima Beltrán (CUB) W
 Caroline Curren (AUS) L
 Kim Seon-Young (KOR) L  Daima Beltrán (CUB) W
 Daima Beltrán (CUB) W  Daima Beltrán (CUB) W
 Beatriz Martín (ESP) L  Brigitte Oliver (BEL) L
 Brigitte Oliver (BEL) W  Brigitte Oliver (BEL) W
 Mara Kovacevic (YUG) L
 Daima Beltrán (CUB) L
 Sandra Köppen (GER) W  Yuan Hua (CHN) W
 Maryna Prokof'yeva (UKR) L  Sandra Köppen (GER) W
 Heba Hefny (EGY) L
 Sandra Köppen (GER) W
 Karina Bryant (GBR) W  Christine Cicot (FRA) L
 Adja Marieme Diop (SEN) L  Karina Bryant (GBR) L
 Christine Cicot (FRA) W
 Sandra Köppen (GER) L
 Yuan Hua (CHN) W
 Yuan Hua (CHN) W
 Fiona Iredale (NZL) W  Fiona Iredale (NZL) L
 Estela Riley (PAN) L  Yuan Hua (CHN) W
 Priscila Marques (BRA) L
 Priscila Marques (BRA) W
 Lee Hsiao-Hung (TPE) W  Lee Hsiao-Hung (TPE) L
 Tsvetana Bozhilova (BUL) 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 roundSecond roundThird roundBronze medal finals
 Rodina (RUS)W Rodina (RUS)W
ByeL Rosensteel (USA)L Rodina (RUS)L Kim (KOR)W
 Kim (KOR)W Kim (KOR)W Kim (KOR)W Köppen (GER)L
 Curren (AUS)L Oliver (BEL)L
 Prokof'yeva (UKR)L Hefny (EGY)L
 Hefny (EGY)W Cicot (FRA)W Cicot (FRA)W Cicot (FRA)L
 Iredale (NZL)W Iredale (NZL)L Marques (BRA)L Yamashita (JPN)W
ByeL Marques (BRA)W


  1. ^ "Judo at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Women's Heavyweight". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 9 June 2018.