Judo at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 78 kg

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Women's 78 kg
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing Science and Technology
University Gymnasium
DateAugust 14
Competitors21 from 21 nations
Winning score0000
1st, gold medalist(s) Yang Xiuli  China
2nd, silver medalist(s) Yalennis Castillo  Cuba
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jeong Gyeong-Mi  South Korea
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Stéphanie Possamaï  France
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The women's 78 kg (also known as half-heavyweight) tournament in the judo at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held on August 14 at the Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium. A total of 21 women competed in this event, limited to jūdōka with a body weight of less than 78 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 second-heaviest of the women's judo weight classes, limiting competitors to a maximum of 78 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 Stephanie Grant  Australia
1 Marylise Levesque  Canada
1 Pürevjargalyn Lkhamdegd  Mongolia
1 Yang Xiuli  China
1 Elena Proskurakova  Kyrgyzstan
1 Lucia Morico  Italy
1 Sae Nakazawa  Japan
1 Edinanci Silva  Brazil
1 Vera Moskalyuk  Russia
1 Esther San Miguel  Spain
2 Heide Wollert  Germany
2 Maryna Pryschepa  Ukraine
2 Vivian Yusuf  Nigeria
2 Michelle Rogers  Great Britain
2 Jeong Gyeong-Mi  South Korea
2 Sagat Abikeyeva  Kazakhstan
2 Yalannis Castillo  Cuba
2 Divya  India
2 Houda Miled  Tunisia
2 Stéphanie Possamaï  France
2 Lorena Biceño  Argentina


1  Yang Xiuli (CHN) 0000
2  Yalennis Castillo (CUB) 0000

Mat 1[edit]

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals
         Stephanie Grant (AUS) 0000  
         Marylise Levesque (CAN) 1000  
           Marylise Levesque (CAN) 0000  
           Yang Xiuli (CHN) 1000  
         Pürevjargalyn Lkhamdegd (MGL) 0000  
 Yang Xiuli (CHN) 1000      Yang Xiuli (CHN) 1021  
 Elena Proskurakova (KGZ) 0000        Yang Xiuli (CHN) 1031
           Esther San Miguel (ESP) 0000
         Lucia Morico (ITA) 0010  
         Sae Nakazawa (JPN) 0001  
           Lucia Morico (ITA) 0011  
           Esther San Miguel (ESP) 0220  
         Edinanci Silva (BRA) 0010      
 Vera Moskalyuk (RUS) 0000      Esther San Miguel (ESP) 0011      
 Esther San Miguel (ESP) 0002  

Mat 2[edit]

First Round Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals
 Heide Wollert (GER) 0011  
 Maryna Pryshchepa (UKR) 0010      Heide Wollert (GER) 1000  
         Vivian Yusuf (NGR) 0000  
           Heide Wollert (GER) 0000  
           Jeong Gyeong-Mi (KOR) 1002  
         Michelle Rogers (GBR) 0000  
         Jeong Gyeong-Mi (KOR) 0001  
           Jeong Gyeong-Mi (KOR) 0000
 Sagat Abikeyeva (KAZ) 0000        Yalennis Castillo (CUB) 0001
 Yalennis Castillo (CUB) 1021      Yalennis Castillo (CUB) 1000  
         Divya (IND) 0000  
           Yalennis Castillo (CUB) 0030  
           Stéphanie Possamaï (FRA) 0000  
         Houda Miled (TUN) 0012      
 Stéphanie Possamaï (FRA) 0001      Stéphanie Possamaï (FRA) 1010      
 Lorena Briceño (ARG) 0000  


First round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Bronze medal finals
     Marylise Levesque (CAN) 0101        Jeong Gyeong-Mi (KOR) 1010
 Elena Proskurakova (KGZ) 0000      Pürevjargalyn Lkhamdegd (MGL) 0110          Edinanci Silva (BRA) 0000
 Pürevjargalyn Lkhamdegd (MGL) 0230        Pürevjargalyn Lkhamdegd (MGL) 0010
     Edinanci Silva (BRA) 1131  
     Lucia Morico (ITA) 0000
 Vera Moskalyuk (RUS) 0000      Edinanci Silva (BRA) 1101  
 Edinanci Silva (BRA) 0021  
     Heide Wollert (GER) 0010        Esther San Miguel (ESP) 0010
 Michelle Rogers (GBR)        Michelle Rogers (GBR) 0001          Stéphanie Possamaï (FRA) 0100
BYE          Heide Wollert (GER) 0000
     Stéphanie Possamaï (FRA) 0200  
     Stéphanie Possamaï (FRA) 1010
 Sagat Abikeyeva (KAZ) 1010      Sagat Abikeyeva (KAZ) 0001  
 Divya Tewar (IND) 0000