Judo at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's 70 kg

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Women's 70 kg
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
VenueSydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
Date20 September
Competitors22 from 22 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Sibelis Veranes  Cuba
2nd, silver medalist(s) Kate Howey  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Cho Min-Sun  South Korea
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ylenia Scapin  Italy
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These are the results of the women's 70 kg (also known as 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, 70 kilograms. Competition took place in the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre on 20 September.[1]


Athlete Nation
Mariama Sonah Bah  Guinea
Daniela Krukower  Argentina
Nesria Traki  Tunisia
Qin Dongya  China
Kyong Sun-Ji  North Korea
Edith Bosch  Netherlands
Masae Ueno  Japan
Tetyana Byelyayeva  Ukraine
Dorjgotovyn Tserenkhand  Mongolia
Úrsula Martín  Spain
Andrea Pažoutová  Czech Republic
Ulla Werbrouck  Belgium
Sandra Bacher  United States
Catherine Arlove  Australia
Yvonne Wansart  Germany
Karine Rambault  France
Sibelis Veranes  Cuba
Lea Zahoui Blavo  Ivory Coast
Aprilia Marzuki  Indonesia
Yulia Kuzina  Russia
Ylenia Scapin  Italy
Xiomara Griffith  Venezuela
Cho Min-Sun  South Korea

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
 Mariama Sonah Bah (GUI) L
 Daniela Krukower (ARG) W  Daniela Krukower (ARG) L
 Kate Howey (GBR) W
 Kate Howey (GBR) W
 Nesria Traki (TUN) W  Edith Bosch (NED)
 Qin Dongya (CHN) L  Nesria Traki (TUN) L
 Kyong Sun-Ji (PRK) W  Edith Bosch (NED) W
 Edith Bosch (NED) W  Kate Howey (GBR) W
 Úrsula Martín (ESP) L
 Masae Ueno (JPN) W
 Tetyana Byelyayeva (UKR) L  Dorjgotovyn Tserenkhand (MGL) L
 Dorjgotovyn Tserenkhand (MGL) W  Masae Ueno (JPN) L
 Úrsula Martín (ESP) W  Úrsula Martín (ESP) W
 Andrea Pažoutová (CZE) L  Úrsula Martín (ESP) W
 Ulla Werbrouck (BEL) L
 Kate Howey (GBR) L
 Sibelis Veranes (CUB) W
 Sandra Bacher (USA) W
 Catherine Arlove (AUS) L
 Sandra Bacher (USA) L
 Yvonne Wansart (GER) W  Sibelis Veranes (CUB) W
 Karine Rambault (FRA) L  Yvonne Wansart (GER) L
 Sibelis Veranes (CUB) W
 Sibelis Veranes (CUB) W
 Lea Zahoui Blavo (CIV) W  Cho Min-Sun (KOR) L
 Aprilia Marzuki (INA) L  Lea Zahoui Blavo (CIV) L
 Yulia Kuzina (RUS) W
 Yulia Kuzina (RUS) L
 Ylenia Scapin (ITA) W  Cho Min-Sun (KOR) W
 Xiomara Griffith (VEN) L  Ylenia Scapin (ITA) L
 Cho Min-Sun (KOR) 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
     Krukower (ARG) L        Werbrouck (BEL) L
 Krukower (ARG) W      Bosch (NED) W          Cho (KOR) W
Bye L        Bosch (NED) L
     Werbrouck (BEL) W  
     Werbrouck (BEL) W
 Pazoutova (CZE) L      Ueno (JPN) L  
 Werbrouck (BEL) W  
     Wansart (GER) W        Scapin (ITA) W
 Wansart (GER) W      Bacher (USA) L          Martin (ESP) L
Bye L        Wansart (GER) L
     Scapin (ITA) W  
     Scapin (ITA) W
 Scapin (ITA) W      Kuzina (RUS) L  
Bye L  


  1. ^ "Judo at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Women's Middleweight". Sports Reference. Retrieved 8 June 2018.