Judo at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women's +72 kg

These are the results of the women's +72 kg (also known as heavyweight) competition in judo at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. A total of 20 women competed in this event, limited to jūdōka whose body weight was more than 72 kilograms. Competition took place on July 20 of 1996 in the Georgia World Congress Center.[1]

Women's +72 kg
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
VenueGeorgia World Congress Center
Date20 July
Competitors20 from 20 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Sun Fuming  China
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Estela Rodríguez  Cuba
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Johanna Hagn  Germany
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Christine Cicot  France
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Two single-elimination pools, with winner of each pool advanced to the final. All judoka losing to the finalists in each pool advanced to repêchage pools, with the winners of the repêchage pools earning bronze medals.


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
  Sun Fuming (CHN) W
  Michelle Rogers (GBR) L
  Sun Fuming (CHN) W
  Angelique Seriese (NED) L   Johanna Hagn (GER) L
  Johanna Hagn (GER) W   Johanna Hagn (GER) W
  Donata Burgatta (ITA) L
  Sun Fuming (CHN) W
  Svetlana Gundarenko (RUS) L
  Marguerita Goua Lou (CIV) L
  Éva Granicz (HUN) W
  Éva Granicz (HUN) L
  Noriko Anno (JPN) L   Svetlana Gundarenko (RUS) W
  Edinanci da Silva (BRA) W   Edinanci da Silva (BRA) L
  Svetlana Gundarenko (RUS) W
  Sun Fuming (CHN) W
  Estela Rodríguez (CUB) L
  Nancy Filteau (CAN) W
  Yeh Wen-hua (TPE) L
  Nancy Filteau (CAN) L
  Arti Kohli (IND) L   Estela Rodríguez (CUB) W
  Estela Rodríguez (CUB) W   Estela Rodríguez (CUB) W
  Son Hyeon-mi (KOR) L
  Estela Rodríguez (CUB) W
  Heidi Burnett (AUS) W   Beáta Maksymow (POL) L
  Colleen Rosensteel (USA) L   Heidi Burnett (AUS) L
  Heba Hefny (EGY) W
  Heba Hefny (EGY) L
  Beáta Maksymow (POL) W
  Beáta Maksymow (POL) W
  Christine Cicot (FRA) L


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
      Michelle Rogers (GBR) L         Beáta Maksymow (POL) L
        Johanna Hagn (GER) W           Johanna Hagn (GER) W
          Johanna Hagn (GER) W
      Edinanci da Silva (BRA) L  
      Éva Granicz (HUN) L
        Edinanci da Silva (BRA) W  
      Nancy Filteau (CAN) L         Svetlana Gundarenko (RUS) L
        Son Hyeon-Mi (KOR) W           Christine Cicot (FRA) W
          Son Hyeon-Mi (KOR) L
      Christine Cicot (FRA) W  
      Heba Hefny (EGY) L
        Christine Cicot (FRA) W  


  1. ^ "Judo at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Women's Heavyweight". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 8 June 2018.

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