Judo at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's 63 kg

These are the results of the women's 63 kg (also known as half-middleweight) competition in judo at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. A total of 22 women qualified for this event, limited to jūdōka whose body weight was less than, or equal to, 63 kilograms. Competition took place in the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre on 19 September.[1]

Women's 63 kg
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
VenueSydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
Date19 September
Competitors22 from 22 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Séverine Vandenhende  France
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Li Shufang  China
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Gella Vandecaveye  Belgium
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Jung Sung-Sook  South Korea
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Athlete Nation
Li Shufang   China
Olga Artamonova   Kyrgyzstan
Carly Dixon   Australia
Gella Vandecaveye   Belgium
Ji Kyong-Sun   North Korea
Eleucadia Vargas   Dominican Republic
Sara Álvarez   Spain
Vania Ishii   Brazil
Daniëlle Vriezema   Netherlands
Anna Saraeva   Russia
Jenny Gal   Italy
Saida Dhahri   Tunisia
Anja von Rekowski   Germany
Karen Roberts   Great Britain
Kenia Rodriguez   Cuba
Bilkisu Yusuf   Nigeria
Eszter Csizmadia   Hungary
Celita Schutz   United States
Keiko Maeda   Japan
Sophie Roberge   Canada
Jung Sung-Sook   South Korea
Séverine Vandenhende   France

Main bracketEdit

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
  Li Shufang (CHN) W
  Olga Artamonova (KGZ) W   Olga Artamonova (KGZ) L
  Carly Dixon (AUS) L   Li Shufang (CHN) W
  Gella Vandecaveye (BEL)
  Gella Vandecaveye (BEL) W
  Ji Kyong-Sun (PRK) W   Ji Kyong-Sun (PRK) L
  Eleucadia Vargas (DOM) L   Li Shufang (CHN) W
  Jenny Gal (ITA) L
  Sara Álvarez (ESP) L
  Vania Ishii (BRA) W   Vania Ishii (BRA) W
  Daniëlle Vriezema (NED) L   Vania Ishii (BRA) L
  Jenny Gal (ITA) W
  Anna Saraeva (RUS) L
  Jenny Gal (ITA) W
  Li Shufang (CHN) L
  Séverine Vandenhende (FRA) W
  Saida Dhahri (TUN) L
  Anja von Rekowski (GER) W
  Anja von Rekowski (GER) W
  Karen Roberts (GBR) L
  Karen Roberts (GBR) W
  Kenia Rodríguez (CUB) W   Kenia Rodríguez (CUB) L
  Bilkisu Yusuf (NGR) L   Anja von Rekowski (GER) L
  Eszter Csizmadia (HUN) L   Séverine Vandenhende (FRA) W
  Celita Schutz (USA) W   Celita Schutz (USA) W
  Keiko Maeda (JPN) L
  Celita Schutz (USA) L
  Séverine Vandenhende (FRA) W
  Sophie Roberge (CAN) L
  Jung Sung-Sook (KOR) L   Séverine Vandenhende (FRA) W
  Séverine Vandenhende (FRA) W


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
      Artamonova (KGZ) L         Vandecaveye (BEL) W
  Artamonova (KGZ) W       Vandecaveye (BEL) W           Rekowski (GER) L
Bye L         Vandecaveye (BEL) W
      Ishii (BRA) L  
      Saraeva (RUS) L
  Saraeva (RUS) W       Ishii (BRA) W  
Bye L  
      Dhahri (TUN) W         Jung (KOR) W
  Dhahri (TUN) W       Roberts (GBR) L           Gal (ITA) L
Bye L         Dhahri (TUN) L
      Jung (KOR) W  
      Jung (KOR) W
  Jung (KOR) W       Schutz (USA) L  
  Roberge (CAN) L  


  1. ^ "Judo at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Women's Half-Middleweight". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 8 June 2018.

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