Judo at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's 63 kg

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Women's 63 kg
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
VenueSydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
Date19 September
Competitors22 from 22 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Séverine Vandenhende  France
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Li Shufang  China
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Gella Vandecaveye  Belgium
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Jung Sung-Sook  South Korea
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These are the results of the women's 63 kg (also known as half-middleweight) competition in judo at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. A total of 22 women qualified for this event, limited to jūdōka whose body weight was less than, or equal to, 63 kilograms. Competition took place in the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre on 19 September.[1]


Athlete Nation
Li Shufang  China
Olga Artamonova  Kyrgyzstan
Carly Dixon  Australia
Gella Vandecaveye  Belgium
Ji Kyong-Sun  North Korea
Eleucadia Vargas  Dominican Republic
Sara Álvarez  Spain
Vania Ishii  Brazil
Daniëlle Vriezema  Netherlands
Anna Saraeva  Russia
Jenny Gal  Italy
Saida Dhahri  Tunisia
Anja von Rekowski  Germany
Karen Roberts  Great Britain
Kenia Rodriguez  Cuba
Bilkisu Yusuf  Nigeria
Eszter Csizmadia  Hungary
Celita Schutz  United States
Keiko Maeda  Japan
Sophie Roberge  Canada
Jung Sung-Sook  South Korea
Séverine Vandenhende  France

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
 Li Shufang (CHN) W
 Olga Artamonova (KGZ) W  Olga Artamonova (KGZ) L
 Carly Dixon (AUS) L  Li Shufang (CHN) W
 Gella Vandecaveye (BEL)
 Gella Vandecaveye (BEL) W
 Ji Kyong-Sun (PRK) W  Ji Kyong-Sun (PRK) L
 Eleucadia Vargas (DOM) L  Li Shufang (CHN) W
 Jenny Gal (ITA) L
 Sara Álvarez (ESP) L
 Vania Ishii (BRA) W  Vania Ishii (BRA) W
 Daniëlle Vriezema (NED) L  Vania Ishii (BRA) L
 Jenny Gal (ITA) W
 Anna Saraeva (RUS) L
 Jenny Gal (ITA) W
 Li Shufang (CHN) L
 Séverine Vandenhende (FRA) W
 Saida Dhahri (TUN) L
 Anja von Rekowski (GER) W
 Anja von Rekowski (GER) W
 Karen Roberts (GBR) L
 Karen Roberts (GBR) W
 Kenia Rodríguez (CUB) W  Kenia Rodríguez (CUB) L
 Bilkisu Yusuf (NGR) L  Anja von Rekowski (GER) L
 Eszter Csizmadia (HUN) L  Séverine Vandenhende (FRA) W
 Celita Schutz (USA) W  Celita Schutz (USA) W
 Keiko Maeda (JPN) L
 Celita Schutz (USA) L
 Séverine Vandenhende (FRA) W
 Sophie Roberge (CAN) L
 Jung Sung-Sook (KOR) L  Séverine Vandenhende (FRA) W
 Séverine Vandenhende (FRA) 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
     Artamonova (KGZ) L        Vandecaveye (BEL) W
 Artamonova (KGZ) W      Vandecaveye (BEL) W          Rekowski (GER) L
Bye L        Vandecaveye (BEL) W
     Ishii (BRA) L  
     Saraeva (RUS) L
 Saraeva (RUS) W      Ishii (BRA) W  
Bye L  
     Dhahri (TUN) W        Jung (KOR) W
 Dhahri (TUN) W      Roberts (GBR) L          Gal (ITA) L
Bye L        Dhahri (TUN) L
     Jung (KOR) W  
     Jung (KOR) W
 Jung (KOR) W      Schutz (USA) L  
 Roberge (CAN) L  


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

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