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

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Judo at the
2000 Summer Olympics
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Men Women
  60 kg     48 kg  
66 kg 52 kg
73 kg 57 kg
81 kg 63 kg
90 kg 70 kg
100 kg 78 kg
+100 kg +78 kg

These are the results of the Women's 78 kg (also known as half-heavyweight) competition in judo at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. A total of 23 women qualified for this event, limited to jūdōka whose body weight was less than, or equal to, 78 kilograms. Competition took place in the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre on 21 September.

Gold Tang Lin
 China
Silver Céline Lebrun
 France
Bronze Simona Richter
 Romania
Bronze Emanuela Pierantozzi
 Italy

Competitors[edit]

Athlete Nation
Hsu Yuan-Lin  Chinese Taipei
Esther San Miguel  Spain
Céline Lebrun  France
Lee So-yeon  South Korea
Uta Kühnen  Germany
Mélanie Engoang  Gabon
Amy Tong  United States
Diadenis Luna  Cuba
Kimberly Ribble  Canada
Chloe Cowen  Great Britain
Laisa Laveti  Fiji
Simona Richter  Romania
Natalie Jenkinson  Australia
Sandra Godinho  Portugal
Edinanci Silva  Brazil
Sambuu Dashdulam  Mongolia
Nasiba Salaeva  Turkmenistan
Tang Lin  China
Akissa Monney  Côte d'Ivoire
Heidi Rakels  Belgium
Karin Kienhuis  Netherlands
Noriko Anno  Japan
Emanuela Pierantozzi  Italy

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
 Hsu Yuan-Lin (TPE) L  
 Esther San Miguel (ESP) W      Esther San Miguel (ESP) L  
         Céline Lebrun (FRA) W  
           Céline Lebrun (FRA) W  
         Lee So-yeon (KOR) L  
         Lee So-yeon (KOR) W  
 Uta Kühnen (GER) W      Uta Kühnen (GER) L  
 Mélanie Engoang (GAB) L        Céline Lebrun (FRA) W  
         Diadenis Luna (CUB) L  
         Amy Tong (USA) L  
 Diadenis Luna (CUB) W      Diadenis Luna (CUB) W  
 Kimberly Ribble (CAN) L      Diadenis Luna (CUB) W
 Chloe Cowen (GBR) W      Simona Richter (ROU) L  
 Laisa Laveti (FIJ) L      Chloe Cowen (GBR) L  
         Simona Richter (ROU) W  
           Céline Lebrun (FRA) L
         Tang Lin (CHN) W
         Natalie Jenkinson (AUS) L
 Sandra Godinho (POR) L      Edinanci Silva (BRA) W  
 Edinanci Silva (BRA) W      Edinanci Silva (BRA) L
         Tang Lin (CHN) W  
         Sambuu Dashdulam (MGL) L  
 Nasiba Salaeva (TKM) L      Tang Lin (CHN) W  
 Tang Lin (CHN) W      Tang Lin (CHN) W  
         Heidi Rakels (BEL) L  
         Akissi Monney (CIV) L      
 Heidi Rakels (BEL) W      Heidi Rakels (BEL) W      
 Karin Kienhuis (NED) L      Heidi Rakels (BEL) W
         Emanuela Pierantozzi (ITA) L  
         Noriko Anno (JPN) L
         Emanuela Pierantozzi (ITA) W  
     

Repechage[edit]

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
     San Miguel (ESP) L        Richter (ROU) W
 San Miguel (ESP) W      Lee (KOR) W          Rakels (BEL) L
Bye L        Lee (KOR) L
     Richter (ROU) W  
     Tong (USA) L
 Ribble (CAN) L      Richter (ROU) W  
 Tong (USA) W  
 
     Dashdulam (MGL) L        Pierantozzi (ITA) W
 Salaeva (TKM) L      Silva (BRA) W          Luna (CUB) L
 Dashdulam (MGL) W        Silva (BRA) L
     Pierantozzi (ITA) W  
     Kienhuis (NED) L
 Kienhuis (NED) W      Pierantozzi (ITA) W  
 Monney (CIV) L