Judo at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women's 48 kg
The women's 48 kg judo competition at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta involved 23 competitors, limited to judoka whose body weight was less than, or equal to, 48 kg (106 lb). Competition occurred on July 26, 1996 at the Georgia World Congress Center.
|Women's 48 kg|
at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
|Venue||Georgia World Congress Center|
|Competitors||23 from 23 nations|
Kye Sun-Hui of North Korea, at age 16, surprised spectators by winning gold, upsetting the overwhelming favorite, Ryoko Tamura of Japan, in the final. She had obtained a wildcard entry to the Games, and was virtually unknown on the international stage, having never previously competing outside of her home country.
The gold and silver medalists were determined by the final match of the main single-elimination bracket.
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|
|Salima Souakri (ALG)||W||Salima Souakri (ALG)||L|
|Bye||Hillary Wolf (USA)||L||Yolanda Soler (ESP)||W|
|Salima Souakri (ALG)||W||Salima Souakri (ALG)||W|
|Tatiana Moskvina (BLR)||L|
|Tatiana Moskvina (BLR)||W|
|Tatiana Moskvina (BLR)||W||Giovanna Tortora (ITA)||L|
|Dora Maldonado (HON)||L|
|Tamara Meijer (NED)||L||Sarah Nichilo (FRA)||L|
|Bye||L||Sarah Nichilo (FRA)||W||Amarilys Savón (CUB)||W|
|Tamara Meijer (NED)||W||Sarah Nichilo (FRA)||W|
|Małgorzata Roszkowska (POL)||L|
|Joyce Heron (GBR)||L|
|Joyce Heron (GBR)||W||Małgorzata Roszkowska (POL)||W|
|Carolyne Lepage (CAN)||L|
- "Judo at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games: Women's Extra-Lightweight". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
- "Sun Hui Kye". beijing2008.cn. Beijing Olympic Games. Archived from the original on 2008-08-01.