Judo at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's 48 kg

Women's 48 kg competition in judo at the 2004 Summer Olympics was held on August 14 at the Ano Liossia Olympic Hall.

Women's 48 kg
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueAno Liossia Olympic Hall
Dates14 August
Competitors22 from 22 nations
Winning score0112
1st place, gold medalist(s) Ryoko Tani  Japan
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Frédérique Jossinet  France
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Gao Feng  China
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Julia Matijass  Germany
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This event was the lightest of the women's judo weight classes, limiting competitors to a maximum of 48 kilograms of body mass. Like all other judo events, bouts lasted five minutes. If the bout was still tied at the end, it was extended for another five-minute, sudden-death period; if neither judoka scored during that period, the match is decided by the judges. The tournament bracket consisted of a single-elimination contest culminating in a gold medal match. There was also a repechage to determine the winners of the two bronze medals. Each judoka who had lost to a semifinalist competed in the repechage. The two judokas who lost in the semifinals faced the winner of the opposite half of the bracket's repechage in bronze medal bouts.


All times are Greece Standard Time (UTC+2)

Date Time Round
Saturday, 14 August 2004 10:30

Qualifying athletesEdit

Mat Athlete Country
1 Hanatou Ouelogo   Burkina Faso
1 Lyubov Bruletova   Russia
1 Anna Żemła-Krajewska   Poland
1 Lisseth Orozco   Colombia
1 Tatyana Shishkina   Kazakhstan
1 Alina Dumitru   Romania
1 Bertille Ali   Central African Republic
1 Soraya Haddad   Algeria
1 Yamila Zambrano   Cuba
1 Ryoko Tani   Japan
1 Maria Karagiannopoulou   Greece
2 Daniela Polzin   Brazil
2 Gao Feng   China
2 Giuseppina Macrì   Italy
2 Tatiana Moskvina   Belarus
2 Frédérique Jossinet   France
2 Sonya Chervonsky   Australia
2 Julia Matijass   Germany
2 Carolyne Lepage   Canada
2 Neşe Şensoy Yıldız   Turkey
2 Ri Kyong-ok   North Korea
2 Ye Gue-rin   South Korea

Tournament resultsEdit


1   Ryoko Tani (JPN) 0112
2   Frédérique Jossinet (FRA) 0001

Mat 1Edit

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals
  Hanatou Ouelogo (BUR) 0000
  Lyubov Bruletova (RUS) 0201   Lyubov Bruletova (RUS) 0000
  Anna Żemła-Krajewska (POL) 1000
  Anna Żemła-Krajewska (POL) 0000
  Lisseth Orozco (COL) 0011   Alina Dumitru (ROU) 1000
  Tatyana Shishkina (KAZ) 0012   Tatyana Shishkina (KAZ) 0000
  Alina Dumitru (ROU) 1011
  Alina Dumitru (ROU) 0001
  Bertille Ali (CAF) 0000   Ryoko Tani (JPN) 0211
  Soraya Haddad (ALG) 1110   Soraya Haddad (ALG) 1000
  Yamila Zambrano (CUB) 0000
  Soraya Haddad (ALG) 0001
  Ryoko Tani (JPN) 1011
  Ryoko Tani (JPN) 0220
  Maria Karagiannopoulou (GRE) 0001

Mat 2Edit

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals
  Daniela Polzin (BRA) 0000
  Gao Feng (CHN) 1110   Gao Feng (CHN) 1011
  Giuseppina Macrì (ITA) 0000
  Gao Feng (CHN) 0011
  Frédérique Jossinet (FRA) 0102
  Tatiana Moskvina (BLR) 0000
  Frédérique Jossinet (FRA) 0200   Frédérique Jossinet (FRA) 1000
  Sonya Chervonsky (AUS) 0000   Frédérique Jossinet (FRA) 1000
  Julia Matijass (GER) 0000
  Julia Matijass (GER) 1100
  Carolyne Lepage (CAN) 0000
  Julia Matijass (GER) 1000
  Neşe Şensoy Yıldız (TUR) 0111   Ye Gue-rin (KOR) 0000
  Ri Kyong-ok (PRK) 0021   Neşe Şensoy Yıldız (TUR) 0001
  Ye Gue-rin (KOR) 0010


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.

Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Bronze medal finals
        Tatyana Shishkina (KAZ) 0000
        Anna Żemła-Krajewska (POL) 0100       Anna Żemła-Krajewska (POL) 0000     Maria Karagiannopoulou (GRE) 0000
        Maria Karagiannopoulou (GRE) 1001       Maria Karagiannopoulou (GRE) 1001     Julia Matijass (GER) 1000
        Soraya Haddad (ALG) 0000
  Sonya Chervonsky (AUS) 0000     Tatiana Moskvina (BLR) 0000
  Tatiana Moskvina (BLR) 1000     Gao Feng (CHN) 0200       Gao Feng (CHN) 0002     Gao Feng (CHN) 1010
        Carolyne Lepage (CAN) 0000       Ye Gue-rin (KOR) 0001     Alina Dumitru (ROU) 0110
        Ye Gue-rin (KOR) 0011