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Judo at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's +78 kg

The women's +78 kg (also known as heavyweight) tournament in the judo at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held on August 15 at the Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium. A total of 21 women competed in this event, limited to jūdōka with a body weight of more than 78 kilograms. Preliminary rounds started at 12:00 Noon CST. Repechage finals, semifinals, bouts for bronze medals and the final were held at 18:00pm CST.

Women's +78 kg
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing Science and Technology
University Gymnasium
DatesAugust 15
Competitors21 from 21 nations
Winning score1001
1st, gold medalist(s) Tong Wen  China
2nd, silver medalist(s) Maki Tsukada  Japan
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lucija Polavder  Slovenia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Idalys Ortiz  Cuba
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This event was the heaviest of the women's judo weight classes, allowing competitors with over 78 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.


Tournament resultsEdit

Qualifying AthletesEdit

Mat Athlete Country
1 Sandra Köppen   Germany
1 Michela Torrenti   Italy
1 Janelle Shepherd   Australia
1 Samah Ramadan   Egypt
1 Idalys Ortiz   Cuba
1 Maryna Prokof'yeva   Ukraine
1 Tong Wen   China
1 Tea Donguzashvili   Russia
1 Kim Na-young   South Korea
1 Carmen Chala   Ecuador
1 Nihal Chikhrouhou   Tunisia
2 Mariya Shekerova   Uzbekistan
2 Anne-Sophie Mondière   France
2 Maki Tsukada   Japan
2 Vanessa Zambotti   Mexico
2 Karina Bryant   Great Britain
2 Carola Uilenhoed   Netherlands
2 Dorjgotovyn Tserenkhand   Mongolia
2 Gulzhan Issanova   Kazakhstan
2 Urszula Sadkowske   Poland
2 Lucija Polavder   Slovenia


1   Tong Wen (CHN) 1001
2   Maki Tsukada (JPN) 0010

Mat 1Edit

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals
          Sandra Köppen (GER) 0000  
  Michela Torrenti (ITA) 0000       Janelle Shepherd (AUS) 0110  
  Janelle Shepherd (AUS) 0001         Janelle Shepherd (AUS) 0000  
            Idalys Ortiz (CUB) 1000  
          Samah Ramadan (EGY) 0000  
          Idalys Ortiz (CUB) 0110  
            Idalys Ortiz (CUB) 0000
            Tong Wen (CHN) 0010
          Maryna Prokof'yeva (UKR) 0000  
  Tong Wen (CHN) 1000       Tong Wen (CHN) 1000  
  Tea Donguzashvili (RUS) 0000         Tong Wen (CHN) 1001  
            Kim Na-young (KOR) 0000  
          Kim Na-young (KOR) 0011      
  Carmen Chala (ECU) 0000       Nihal Chikhrouhou (TUN) 0001      
  Nihal Chikhrouhou (TUN) 1000  

Mat 2Edit

First Round Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals
  Mariya Shekerova (UZB) 0000  
  Anne-Sophie Mondière (FRA) 0200       Anne-Sophie Mondière (FRA) 0001  
          Maki Tsukada (JPN) 1000  
            Maki Tsukada (JPN) 1000  
            Vanessa Zambotti (MEX) 0000  
          Vanessa Zambotti (MEX) 0021  
          Karina Bryant (GBR) 0001  
            Maki Tsukada (JPN) 1010
            Lucija Polavder (SLO) 0000
          Carola Uilenhoed (NED) 0001  
          Dorjgotovyn Tserenkhand (MGL) 0010  
            Dorjgotovyn Tserenkhand (MGL) 0000  
  Gulzhan Issanova (KAZ) 0101         Lucija Polavder (SLO) 1100  
  Urszula Sadkowska (POL) 0010       Gulzhan Issanova (KAZ) 0001      
          Lucija Polavder (SLO) 1000      


First round   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Bronze medal finals
      Janelle Shepherd (AUS) 0000         Lucija Polavder (SLO) 0001
  Samah Ramadan (EGY)         Samah Ramadan (EGY) 1000           Kim Na-young (KOR) 0000
BYE           Samah Ramadan (EGY) 0000
      Kim Na-young (KOR) 0200  
      Kim Na-young (KOR) 1000
  Tea Donguzashvili (RUS) 0010       Tea Donguzashvili (RUS) 0000  
  Maryna Prokof'yeva (UKR) 0000  
      Vanessa Zambotti (MEX) 0000         Idalys Ortiz (CUB) 1000
  Anne-Sophie Mondière (FRA)         Anne-Sophie Mondière (FRA) 1010           Dorjgotovyn Tserenkhand (MGL) 0000
BYE           Anne-Sophie Mondière (FRA) 0000
      Dorjgotovyn Tserenkhand (MGL) 1000  
      Dorjgotovyn Tserenkhand (MGL) 1000
  Gulzhan Issanova (KAZ)         Gulzhan Issanova (KAZ) 0000