Judo at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 48 kg

The women's 48 kg judo competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held on August 9 at the Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium. Preliminary rounds started at 12:00 pm CST. Repechage finals, semifinals, bouts for bronze medals, and the final were held at 6:00 pm CST.

Women's 48 kg
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Dates9 August
Winning score1100
1st place, gold medalist(s) Alina Dumitru  Romania
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Yanet Bermoy  Cuba
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Paula Pareto  Argentina
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Ryoko Tani  Japan
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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.

Qualifying athletesEdit

Mat Athlete Country
1 Wu Shugen   China
1 Ryoko Tani   Japan
1 Sayaka Matsumoto   United States
1 Paula Pareto   Argentina
1 Tiffany Day   Australia
1 Lyudmyla Lusnikova   Ukraine
1 Chahnez M'barki   Tunisia
1 Eva Csernoviczki   Hungary
1 Sarah Menezes   Brazil
1 Kim Young-ran   South Korea
1 Alina Alexandra Dumitru   Romania
2 Devi Khumujam Tomb   India
2 Ana Hormigo   Portugal
2 Pak Ok-song   North Korea
2 Hanatou Ouelgo   Burkina Faso
2 Frédérique Jossinet   France
2 Kelbet Nurgazina   Kazakhstan
2 Michaela Baschin   Germany
2 Meriem Moussa   Algeria
2 Sandrine Ilendou   Gabon
2 Lyudmila Bogdanova   Russia
2 Yanet Bermoy   Cuba
2 Glenda Miranda   Ecuador

Tournament resultsEdit


1   Alina Alexandra Dumitru (ROU) 1100
2   Yanet Bermoy (CUB) 0000

Mat 1Edit

First Round Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals
          Wu Shugen (CHN) 0000  
  Ryoko Tani (JPN) 0020       Ryoko Tani (JPN) 0100  
  Sayaka Matsumoto (USA) 0000         Ryoko Tani (JPN) 0001  
            Paula Pareto (ARG) 0000  
          Paula Pareto (ARG) 1000  
          Tiffany Day (AUS) 0000  
            Ryoko Tani (JPN) 0010
  Lyudmyla Lusnikova (UKR) 0221         Alina Alexandra Dumitru (ROU) 0100
  Chahnez M'barki (TUN) 0000       Lyudmyla Lusnikova (UKR) 0000  
          Kim Young-ran (KOR) 0100  
            Kim Young-ran (KOR) 0000  
  Eva Csernoviczki (HUN) 1000         Alina Alexandra Dumitru (ROU) 1000  
  Sarah Menezes (BRA) 0000       Eva Csernoviczki (HUN) 0010      
          Alina Alexandra Dumitru (ROU) 0101      

Mat 2Edit

First Round Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals
  Devi Khumujam Tomb (IND) 0000  
  Ana Hormigo (POR) 1011       Ana Hormigo (POR) 0000  
          Pak Ok-Song (PRK) 0100  
            Pak Ok-Song (PRK) 0011  
            Kelbet Nurgazina (KAZ) 0001  
          Hanatou Ouelgo (BUR) 0000  
  Frédérique Jossinet (FRA) 0000       Kelbet Nurgazina (KAZ) 1001  
  Kelbet Nurgazina (KAZ) 1000         Pak Ok-Song (PRK) 0000
            Yanet Bermoy (CUB) 1021
          Michaela Baschin (GER) 0101  
  Meriem Moussa (ALG) 0011       Meriem Moussa (ALG) 0000  
  Sandrine Ilendou (GAB) 0000         Michaela Baschin (GER) 0000  
            Yanet Bermoy (CUB) 0001  
          Lyudmila Bogdanova (RUS) 0001      
  Yanet Bermoy (CUB) 1010       Yanet Bermoy (CUB) 0010      
  Glenda Miranda (ECU) 0000  


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
      Wu Shugen (CHN) 0001         Pak Ok-Song (PRK) 0001
  Sayaka Matsumoto (USA) 0000       Paula Pareto (ARG) 0100           Paula Pareto (ARG) 0100
  Wu Shugen (CHN) 1000         Paula Pareto (ARG) 0110
      Eva Csernoviczki (HUN) 0001  
      Kim Young-ran (KOR) 0000
  Eva Csernoviczki (HUN)         Eva Csernoviczki (HUN) 0001  
      Ana Hormigo (POR) 0002         Ryoko Tani (JPN) 1000
  Ana Hormigo (POR)         Kelbet Nurgazina (KAZ) 0001           Lyudmila Bogdanova (RUS) 0000
bye           Ana Hormigo (POR) 0001
      Lyudmila Bogdanova (RUS) 0100  
      Lyudmila Bogdanova (RUS) 0001
  Lyudmila Bogdanova (RUS) 1000       Michaela Baschin (GER) 0000  
  Glenda Miranda (ECU) 0000