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The official logotype: Sugarloaf Mountain and Urca Mountain styled as a black belt.

The 2007 World Judo Championships are the 25th edition of the Judo World Championships, and were held at the Rio Olympic Arena, usually called Arena Multiuso, that was built for the 2007 Pan-American Games, in Jacarepaguá, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from September 13 to September 16, 2007.

The competition gathered the sport's top athletes in Rio de Janeiro, with only a few exceptions, due to injuries. Among the high-profile injured judokas that were unable to participate were Brazil's Flávio Canto, bronze medallist in the -81 kg category at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games, who tore a ligament in his right elbow during the 2007 Pan American Games (during the event, Canto participated as a commentator for the Brazilian paid sports channel, Sportv); and Japan's Tadahiro Nomura, the three-time Olympic champion and heavy favorite in the -60 kg category was forced to withdraw only a few weeks before the event due to injury (his replacement was able to place 7th in the competition).

In the leadup to the event, Rio de Janeiro also hosted the IJF's International Congress, congregating the heads of all the national confederations affiliated to the IJF. The meeting took place on September 12, eve of the first day of competition, and in it, some important decisions were made. The first was the election of the new IJF president. Marius Vizer was elected by the attending representatives to replace Yung Sang Park, the current president. In addition, the Congress voted and approved unanimously, the extension of the IJF's president term from 2 years to 6 years. Another decision made in the meeting was the selection of the city that would host the 2011 World Championship. The contenders were the cities of Paris, France and Hamburg, Germany, and the French capital was selected as the host city for the 2011 event. Finally, the Congress also voted on the new presidency of the European Judo Union, with Russia's Sergei Soloveychik being elected president and Jean-Luc Rougé and Vladimir Barta being elected as first vice president and vice president respectively. Newly appointed IJF president, Marius Vizer, was made honorary president of the European Judo Federation as well.

After the conclusion of competition in the last day of the event, the IJF members voted on the best athletes of the World Championship. In the men's side, Brazil's Tiago Camilo, who won in the -81 kg category by defeating all opponents by ippon (the perfect score, which ends the match automatically), was selected; and in the women's side, North Korea's Kye Sun-Hui, who won in the -57 kg category, was chosen as best female athlete in the competition. Both athletes were presented with an obelisk-shaped, acrylic trophy for the achievement.

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Medal overviewEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Extra-lightweight (60 kg)
details
  Ruben Houkes (NED)   Nestor Khergiani (GEO)   Ludwig Paischer (AUT)
  Choi Min-Ho (KOR)
Half-lightweight (66 kg)
details
  João Derly (BRA)   Yordanis Arencibia (CUB)   Arash Miresmaeili (IRI)
  Miklós Ungvári (HUN)
Lightweight (73 kg)
details
  Wang Ki-Chun (KOR)   Elnur Mammadli (AZE)   Yusuke Kanamaru (JPN)
  Rasul Bokiev (TJK)
Half-middleweight (81 kg)
details
  Tiago Camilo (BRA)   Anthony Rodriguez (FRA)   Guillaume Elmont (NED)
  Euan Burton (GBR)
Middleweight (90 kg)
details
  Irakli Tsirekidze (GEO)   Ilias Iliadis (GRE)   Roberto Meloni (ITA)
  Ivan Pershin (RUS)
Half-heavyweight (100 kg)
details
  Luciano Corrêa (BRA)   Peter Cousins (GBR)   Dániel Hadfi (HUN)
  Oreidis Despaigne (CUB)
Heavyweight (+100 kg)
details
  Teddy Riner (FRA)   Tamerlan Tmenov (RUS)   Lasha Gujejiani (GEO)
  João Gabriel Schlittler (BRA)
Openweight
details
  Yasuyuki Muneta (JPN)   Juri Rybak (BLR)   Matthieu Bataille (FRA)
  Abdullo Tangriev (UZB)

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Extra-lightweight (48 kg)
details
  Ryoko Tani (JPN)   Yanet Bermoy (CUB)   Frédérique Jossinet (FRA)
  Alina Dumitru (ROU)
Half-lightweight (52 kg)
details
  Shi Junjie (CHN)   Telma Monteiro (POR)   An Kum Ae (PRK)
  Yuka Nishida (JPN)
Lightweight (57 kg)
details
  Kye Sun-Hui (PRK)   Isabel Fernández (ESP)   Aiko Sato (JPN)
  Bernadett Baczkó (HUN)
Half-middleweight (63 kg)
details
  Driulis González (CUB)   Lucie Décosse (FRA)   Elisabeth Willeboordse (NED)
  Ayumi Tanimoto (JPN)
Middleweight (70 kg)
details
  Gevrise Emane (FRA)   Ronda Rousey (USA)   Ylenia Scapin (ITA)
  Anett Mészáros (HUN)
Half-heavyweight (78 kg)
details
  Yurisel Laborde (CUB)   Sae Nakazawa (JPN)   Stéphanie Possamaï (FRA)
  Jeong Gyeong-Mi (KOR)
Heavyweight (+78 kg)
details
  Tong Wen (CHN)   Maki Tsukada (JPN)   Sandra Köppen (GER)
  Carola Uilenhoed (NED)
Openweight
details
  Maki Tsukada (JPN)   Lucija Polavder (SLO)   Anne-Sophie Mondière (FRA)
  Elena Ivashchenko (RUS)

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Brazil)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Japan3249
2  Brazil*3014
3  France2248
4  Cuba2215
5  China2002
6  Georgia1113
7  Netherlands1034
8  South Korea1023
9  North Korea1012
10  Russia0123
11  Great Britain0112
12  Azerbaijan0101
  Belarus0101
  Greece0101
  Portugal0101
  Slovenia0101
  Spain0101
  United States0101
19  Hungary0044
20  Italy0022
21  Austria0011
  Germany0011
  Iran0011
  Romania0011
  Tajikistan0011
  Uzbekistan0011
Totals (26 nations)16163264

Results overviewEdit

MenEdit

60 kgEdit

16 September - Final details

Position Judoka Country
1. Ruben Houkes   Netherlands
2. Nestor Khergiani   Georgia
3. Ludwig Paischer   Austria
3. Choi Min-Ho   South Korea
5. Rok Drakšič   Slovenia
5. Khashbaataryn Tsagaanbaatar   Mongolia
7. Tatsuaki Egusa   Japan
7. Cemal Oğuz   Turkey

66 kgEdit

15 September - Final

Position Judoka Country
1. João Derly   Brazil
2. Yordanis Arencibia   Cuba
3. Arash Miresmaeili   Iran
3. Miklós Ungvári   Hungary
5. Giovanni Casale   Italy
5. Armen Nazaryan   Armenia
7. Andreas Mitterfellner   Austria
7. Sasha Mehmedovich   Canada

73 kgEdit

15 September - Final

Position Judoka Country
1. Wang Ki-Chun   South Korea
2. Elnur Mammadli   Azerbaijan
3. Yusuke Kanamaru   Japan
3. Rasul Bokiev   Tajikistan
5. Sezer Huysuz   Turkey
5. David Kevkhishvili   Georgia
7. Konstantin Semenov   Belarus
7. Robert Gess   Germany

81 kgEdit

14 September - Final

Position Judoka Country
1. Tiago Camilo   Brazil
2. Anthony Rodriguez   France
3. Guillaume Elmont   Netherlands
3. Euan Burton   Great Britain
5. Robert Krawczyk   Poland
5. Giuseppe Maddaloni   Italy
7. Kwon Young Woo   South Korea
7. Tomislav Marijanovic   Croatia

90 kgEdit

14 September - Final

Position Judoka Country
1. Irakli Tsirekidze   Georgia
2 Ilias Iliadis   Greece
3. Roberto Meloni   Italy
3. Ivan Pershin   Russia
5. Mark Huizinga   Netherlands
5. Hesham Mesbah   Egypt
7. Winston Gordon   Great Britain
7. Elkhan Mammadov   Azerbaijan

100 kgEdit

13 September - Final

Position Judoka Country
1. Luciano Corrêa   Brazil
2. Peter Cousins   Great Britain
3. Dániel Hadfi   Hungary
3. Oreidis Despaigne   Cuba
5. Amel Mekić   Bosnia and Herzegovina
5. Levan Zhorzholiani   Georgia
7. Vitaliy Bubon   Ukraine
7. Utkir Kurbanov   Uzbekistan

+100 kgEdit

13 September - Final

Position Judoka Country
1. Teddy Riner   France
2. Tamerlan Tmenov   Russia
3. Lasha Gujejiani   Georgia
3. João Gabriel Schlittler   Brazil
5. Kosei Inoue   Japan
5. Xiangjun Wei   China
7. Abdullo Tangriev   Uzbekistan
7. Óscar Brayson   Cuba

Open classEdit

16 September - Final

Position Judoka Country
1. Yasuyuki Muneta   Japan
2. Juri Rybak   Belarus
3. Matthieu Bataille   France
3. Abdullo Tangriev   Uzbekistan
5. Daniel Hernandes   Brazil
5. Naidangiin Tuvshinbayar   Mongolia
7. Franz Birkfellner   Austria
7. Moulud Miraliev   Azerbaijan

WomenEdit

48 kgEdit

16 September - Final

Position Judoka Country
1. Ryoko Tani   Japan
2. Yanet Bermoit   Cuba
3. Frédérique Jossinet   France
3. Alina Dumitru   Romania
5. Paula Pareto   Argentina
5. Kim Yong-Ram   South Korea
7. Eva Csernoviczki   Hungary
7. Tatiana Moskvina   Belarus

52 kgEdit

15 September - Final

Position Judoka Country
1. Shi Junjie   China
2. Telma Monteiro   Portugal
3. An Kum Ae   North Korea
3. Yuka Nishida   Japan
5. Kim Kyung-Ok   South Korea
5. Erika Miranda   Brazil
7. Soraya Haddad   Algeria
7. Georgina Singleton   Great Britain

57 kgEdit

15 September - Final

Position Judoka Country
1. Kye Sun-Hui   North Korea
2. Isabel Fernández   Spain
3. Aiko Sato   Japan
3. Bernadett Baczkó   Hungary
5. Nina Koivumäki   Finland
5. Giulia Quintavalle   Italy
7. Yvonne Bönisch   Germany
7. Faith Pitman   Great Britain

63 kgEdit

14 September - Final

Position Judoka Country
1. Driulis González   Cuba
2. Lucie Décosse   France
3. Elisabeth Willeboordse   Netherlands
3. Ayumi Tanimoto   Japan
5. Anna Von Harnier   Germany
5. Urška Žolnir   Slovenia
7. Claudia Heill   Austria
7. Ja-Young Kong   South Korea

70 kgEdit

14 September - Final

Position Judoka Country
1. Gevrise Emane   France
2. Ronda Rousey   United States
3. Ylenia Scapin   Italy
3. Anett Mészáros   Hungary
5. Edith Bosch   Netherlands
5. Maryna Pryshchepa   Ukraine
7. Leire Iglesias   Spain
7. Yalennis Castillo   Cuba

78 kgEdit

13 September - Final

Position Judoka Country
1. Yurisel Laborde   Cuba
2. Sae Nakazawa   Japan
3. Stéphanie Possamaï   France
3. Kyung-Mi Jung   South Korea
5. Lucia Morico   Italy
5. Yang Xiuli   China
7. Edinanci Silva   Brazil
7. Houda Miled   Tunisia

+78 kgEdit

13 September - Final

Position Judoka Country
1. Tong Wen   China
2. Maki Tsukada   Japan
3. Sandra Köppen   Germany
3. Carola Uilenhoed   Netherlands
5. Karina Bryant   Great Britain
5. Anne-Sophie Mondière   France
7. Urszula Sadkowska   Poland
7. Nihel Chikhrouhou   Tunisia

Open classEdit

16 September - Final

Position Judoka Country
1. Maki Tsukada   Japan
2. Lucija Polavder   Slovenia
3. Anne-Sophie Mondière   France
3. Elena Ivashchenko   Russia
5. Yuliya Barysik   Belarus
5. Idalys Ortiz   Cuba
7. Liu Huanyuan   China
7. Dorjgotovyn Tserenkhand   Mongolia

External linksEdit