Judo at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 57 kg

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Women's 57 kg
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing Science and Technology
University Gymnasium
DateAugust 11
Competitors22 from 22 nations
Winning score0011
1st, gold medalist(s) Giulia Quintavalle  Italy
2nd, silver medalist(s) Deborah Gravenstijn  Netherlands
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Xu Yan  China
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ketleyn Quadros  Brazil
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The women's 57 kg (also known as lightweight) tournament in the judo at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held on August 11 at the Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium. A total of 22 women competed in this event, limited to jūdōka with a body weight of less than 57 kilograms. Preliminary rounds started at 12:00 Noon CST. Repechage finals, semifinals, bouts for bronze medals and the final were held at 18:00pm CST.

This event was the third-lightest of the women's judo weight classes, limiting competitors to a maximum of 57 kilograms of body mass. Like all other judo events, bouts lasted five minutes. If the bout was still tied at the end, it was extended for another five-minute, sudden-death period; if neither judoka scored during that period, the match is decided by the judges. The tournament bracket consisted of a single-elimination contest culminating in a gold medal match. There was also a repechage to determine the winners of the two bronze medals. Each judoka who had lost to a semifinalist competed in the repechage. The two judokas who lost in the semifinals faced the winner of the opposite half of the bracket's repechage in bronze medal bouts.

Tournament results[edit]

Qualifying Athletes[edit]

Mat Athlete Country
1 Valerie Gotay  United States
1 Gulzat Uralbayeva  Kazakhstan
1 Isabel Fernández  Spain
1 Kang Sin-Young  South Korea
1 Ketleyn Quadros  Brazil
1 Deborah Gravenstijn  Netherlands
1 Kifayat Gasimova  Azerbaijan
1 Aiko Sato  Japan
1 Nina Koivumaki  Finland
1 Xu Yan  China
1 Lila Latrous  Algeria
2 Giulia Quintavalle  Italy
2 Yvonne Bönisch  Germany
2 Khishigbatyn Erdenet-Od  Mongolia
2 Barbara Harel  France
2 Kye Sun Hui  North Korea
2 Sabrina Filzmoser  Austria
2 Nesria Jelassi  Tunisia
2 Ange Jean Baptiste  Haiti
2 Yurisleidy Lupetey  Cuba
2 Maria Pekli  Australia
2 Bernadett Baczko  Hungary


1  Deborah Gravenstijn (NED) 0001
2  Giulia Quintavalle (ITA) 0011

Mat 1[edit]

The gold and silver medalists were determined by the final match of the main single-elimination bracket.

1st round Round of 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals
 Valerie Gotay (USA) 1001  
 Gulzat Uralbayeva (KAZ) 0010      Valerie Gotay (USA) 0000  
         Isabel Fernández (ESP) 0010  
           Isabel Fernández (ESP) 0000  
 Kang Sin-Young (KOR) 0002        Deborah Gravenstijn (NED) 0001  
 Ketleyn Quadros (BRA) 0011      Ketleyn Quadros (BRA) 0000  
         Deborah Gravenstijn (NED) 0001  
           Deborah Gravenstijn (NED) 0100
           Xu Yan (CHN) 0010
         Kifayat Gasimova (AZE) 0100  
         Aiko Sato (JPN) 1001  
           Aiko Sato (JPN) 0002  
           Xu Yan (CHN) 0010  
         Nina Koivumaki (FIN) 0000      
 Xu Yan (CHN) 1001      Xu Yan (CHN) 0020      
 Lila Latrous (ALG) 0001  

Mat 2[edit]

The gold and silver medalists were determined by the final match of the main single-elimination bracket.

1st round Round of 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals
 Giulia Quintavalle (ITA) 0101  
 Yvonne Bönisch (GER) 0001      Giulia Quintavalle (ITA) 1010  
         Khishigbatyn Erdenet-Od (MGL) 0001  
           Giulia Quintavalle (ITA) 0010  
           Barbara Harel (FRA) 0001  
         Barbara Harel (FRA) 0101  
 Kye Sun Hui (PRK) 1001      Kye Sun Hui (PRK) 0010  
 Sabrina Filzmoser (AUT) 0001        Giulia Quintavalle (ITA) 0010
           Maria Pekli (AUS) 0002
         Nesria Jelassi (TUN) 1000  
 Ange Jean Baptiste (HAI) 0000      Yurisleidy Lupetey (CUB) 0000  
 Yurisleidy Lupetey (CUB) 0111        Nesria Jelassi (TUN) 0000  
           Maria Pekli (AUS) 1011  
         Maria Pekli (AUS) 0101      
         Bernadett Baczko (HUN) 0100      


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
     Ketleyn Quadros (BRA) 0001        Maria Pekli (AUS) 0000
 Ketleyn Quadros (BRA)        Isabel Fernández (ESP) 0000          Ketleyn Quadros (BRA) 1000
BYE          Ketleyn Quadros (BRA) 1000
     Aiko Sato (JPN) 0000  
     Aiko Sato (JPN) 1011
 Nina Koivumaki (FIN) 0001      Nina Koivumaki (FIN) 0000  
 Lila Latrous (ALG) 0000  
     Barbara Harel (FRA) 0001        Xu Yan (CHN) 1000
 Yvonne Bönisch (GER) 0110      Yvonne Bönisch (GER) 0000          Barbara Harel (FRA) 0101
 Khishigbatyn Erdenet-Od (MGL) 0001        Barbara Harel (FRA) 0110
     Bernadett Baczko (HUN) 0010  
     Nesria Jelassi (TUN) 0000
 Bernadett Baczko (HUN)        Bernadett Baczko (HUN) 1011