Judo at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's 78 kg

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Women's judo 78 kg category
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Venue ExCeL Exhibition Centre
Date 2 August
Competitors 21 from 21 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Kayla Harrison  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Gemma Gibbons  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Audrey Tcheuméo  France
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Mayra Aguiar  Brazil
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Judo at the
2012 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

The women's 78 kg category in judo at the 2012 Olympic Games in London took place between 28 July and 2 August at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre.[1]

The gold and silver medals were determined by a single-elimination tournament, with the winner of the final taking gold and the loser receiving silver. Judo events awarded two bronze medals. Quarter-final losers competed in a repechage match for the right to face a semi-final loser for a bronze medal (that is, the judokas defeated in quarter-finals 'A' and 'B' competed against each other, with the winner of that match facing the semi-final loser from the other half of the bracket).[1]

Kayla Harrison, representing the United States, won the gold medal, defeating Great Britain's Gemma Gibbons in the final; Gibbons was awarded the silver medal.[2]


The event took place on 2 August 2012, with the following results:[2]


Semi-finals Final
  Mayra Aguiar (BRA) 0000  
  Kayla Harrison (USA) 1010  
      Kayla Harrison (USA) 0020
    Gemma Gibbons (GBR) 0000
  Gemma Gibbons (GBR) 1000
  Audrey Tcheuméo (FRA) 0000  


Repechage Bronze medal
  Daria Pogorzelec (POL) 0022  
  Abigél Joó (HUN) 1012       Abigél Joó (HUN) 0001
           Audrey Tcheuméo (FRA) 1000
Repechage Bronze medal
  Marhinde Verkerk (NED) 0000  
  Yang Xiuli (CHN) 0000       Marhinde Verkerk (NED) 0000
           Mayra Aguiar (BRA) 1000

Pool A[edit]

First round Second round Quarter-finals
           M Aguiar (BRA) 0200  
           H Mareghni (TUN) 0003  
             M Aguiar (BRA) 0200
             D Pogorzelec (POL) 0000
           H Wollert (GER) 0000
  A Velenšek (SLO) 0000       D Pogorzelec (POL) 0200    
  D Pogorzelec (POL) 0010  

Pool B[edit]

First round Second round Quarter-finals
           K Harrison (USA) 1000  
           V Moskalyuk (RUS) 0000  
             K Harrison (USA) 1010
             A Joó (HUN) 0100
           A Joó (HUN) 1000
  O Ntahonvukiye (BDI) 0000       A Koumba (GAB) 0000    
  A Koumba (GAB) 0200  

Pool C[edit]

First round Second round Quarter-finals
  A Ogata (JPN) 0010  
  G-M Jeong (KOR) 0002       A Ogata (JPN) 0020  
           M Verkerk (NED) 0110  
             M Verkerk (NED) 0000
             G Gibbons (GBR) 0100
           P Lkhamdegd (MGL) 0010
  G Gibbons (GBR) 1000       G Gibbons (GBR) 0021    
  Y Ramirez (POR) 0000  

Pool D[edit]

First round Second round Quarter-finals
  A Tcheuméo (FRA) 0010  
  A Cotton (CAN) 0001       A Tcheuméo (FRA) 1000  
           M Pryshchepa (UKR) 0000  
             A Tcheuméo (FRA) 0101
             X Yang (CHN) 0001
           X Yang (CHN) 1000
           AA Aung (MYA) 0000    


  1. ^ a b "Judo - About". London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Women's -78kg". London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Retrieved 26 December 2012.