Judo at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's 52 kg

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Women's 52 kg
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
VenueSydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
Date17 September
Competitors24 from 24 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Legna Verdecia  Cuba
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Noriko Narazaki  Japan
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Kye Sun-hui  North Korea
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Liu Yuxiang  China
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These are the results of the women's 52 kg (also known as half-lightweight) 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 less than, or equal to, 48 kilograms. Competition took place in the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre on 17 September.[1]


Athlete Nation
Ulrike Kaiser  Liechtenstein
Lourembam Brojeshori Devi  India
Arijana Jaha  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Jackelin Díaz  Venezuela
Ioana Maria Aluaş  Romania
Liu Yuxiang  China
Salima Souakri  Algeria
Inge Clement  Belgium
Isabelle Schmutz  Switzerland
Jang Jae-Sim  South Korea
Noriko Narazaki  Japan
Luce Baillargeon  Canada
Kye Sun-Hui  North Korea
Hillary Wolf  United States
Deborah Gravenstijn  Netherlands
Judith Aline Esseng Abollo  Cameroon
Laetitia Tignola  France
Rebecca Sullivan  Australia
Legna Verdecia  Cuba
Miren León  Spain
Deborah Allen  Great Britain
Naina Ravaoarisoa  Madagascar
Shih Pei-Chun  Chinese Taipei
Carolna Mariani  Argentina

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
 Ulrike Kaiser (LIE) L
 Lourembam Brojeshori Devi (IND) W  Lourembam Brojeshori Devi (IND) W
 Arijana Jaha (BIH) L  Lourembam Brojeshori Devi (IND) L
 Jackelin Díaz (VEN) L  Liu Yuxiang (CHN) W
 Ioana Maria Aluaş (ROU) W  Ioana Maria Aluaş (ROU) L
 Liu Yuxiang (CHN) W
 Liu Yuxiang (CHN) L
 Salima Souakri (ALG) W  Noriko Narazaki (JPN) W
 Inge Clement (BEL) L  Salima Souakri (ALG) W
 Isabelle Schmutz (SUI) L
 Salima Souakri (ALG) L
 Noriko Narazaki (JPN) W
 Jang Jae-Sim (KOR) L
 Noriko Narazaki (JPN) W  Noriko Narazaki (JPN) W
 Luce Baillargeon (CAN) L  Noriko Narazaki (JPN) L
 Kye Sun-Hui (PRK) W  Legna Verdecia (CUB) W
 Hillary Wolf (USA) L  Kye Sun-Hui (PRK) W
 Deborah Gravenstijn (NED) L
 Kye Sun-Hui (PRK) W
 Judith Esseng Abolo (CMR) L  Rebecca Sullivan (AUS) L
 Laetitia Tignola (FRA) W  Laetitia Tignola (FRA) L
 Rebecca Sullivan (AUS) W
 Kye Sun-Hui (PRK) L
 Legna Verdecia (CUB) W
 Legna Verdecia (CUB) W
 Miren León (ESP) W  Miren León (ESP) L
 Deborah Allan (GBR) L  Legna Verdecia (CUB) W
 Naina Ravaoarisoa (MAD) L  Carolina Mariani (ARG) L
 Shih Pei-Chun (TPE) W  Shih Pei-Chun (TPE) L
 Carolina Mariani (ARG) 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
     Dinea (ROU) W        Dinea (ROU) L
 Dinea (ROU) W      Devi (IND) L          Kye (PRK) W
Bye L        Dinea (ROU) W
     Souakri (ALG) L  
     Baillargeon (CAN) L
 Baillargeon (CAN) W      Souakri (ALG) W  
 Jang (KOR) L  
     Gravenstijn (NED) W        Gravenstijn (NED) L
 Wolf (USA) L      Sullivan (AUS) L          Liu (CHN) W
 Gravenstijn (NED) W        Gravenstijn (NED) W
     León (ESP) L  
     León (ESP) W
 León (ESP) W      Mariani (ARG) L  
Bye L  


  1. ^ "Judo at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Women's Half-Lightweight". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 8 June 2018.

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