Judo at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 52 kg

The Women's 52 kg (also known as half-lightweight) judo tournament at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held on August 10 at the Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium. A total of 22 women competed in this event, limited to jūdōka with a body weight of less than 52 kilograms. Preliminary rounds started at 12:00 CST, while repechage finals, semifinals, bouts for bronze medals and the final were held at 18:00 CST.

Women's 52 kg
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Dates10 August
Winning score0011
1st place, gold medalist(s) Xian Dongmei  China
2nd place, silver medalist(s) An Kum-Ae  North Korea
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Soraya Haddad  Algeria
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Misato Nakamura  Japan
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This event was the second-lightest of the women's judo weight classes, limiting competitors to a maximum of 52 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 Flor Velázquez   Venezuela
1 An Kum-Ae   North Korea
1 Yagnelis Mestre   Cuba
1 Shih Pei-Chun   Chinese Taipei
1 Sholpan Kaliyeva   Kazakhstan
1 Ilse Heylen   Belgium
1 Audrey La Rizza   France
1 Kristie-Anne Ryder   Australia
1 Zinura Djuraeva   Uzbekistan
1 Romy Tarangul   Germany
1 Misato Nakamura   Japan
2 Anna Kharitonova   Russia
2 Telma Monteiro   Portugal
2 Ana Carrascosa   Spain
2 Mönkhbaartyn Bundmaa   Mongolia
2 Xian Dongmei   China
2 María García   Dominican Republic
2 Andressa Fernandes   Brazil
2 Kim Kyung-Ok   South Korea
2 Hortense Diedhiou   Senegal
2 Marie Muller   Luxembourg
2 Soraya Haddad   Algeria


1   An Kum-Ae (PRK) 0001
2   Xian Dongmei (CHN) 0011

Mat 1Edit

The gold and silver medalists were determined by the final match of the main single-elimination bracket.

1st round Round of 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals
          Flor Velázquez (VEN) 0001  
  An Kum-Ae (PRK) 0201       An Kum-Ae (PRK) 0010  
  Yagnelis Mestre (CUB) 0000         An Kum-Ae (PRK) 0200  
            Sholpan Kaliyeva (KAZ) 0000  
          Shih Pei-Chun (TPE) 0020  
          Sholpan Kaliyeva (KAZ) 0021  
            An Kum-Ae (PRK) 0001
  Ilse Heylen (BEL) 0001         Misato Nakamura (JPN) 0000
  Audrey La Rizza (FRA) 0000       Ilse Heylen (BEL) 1000  
          Kristie-Anne Ryder (AUS) 0000  
            Ilse Heylen (BEL) 0000  
  Zinura Djuraeva (UZB) 0000         Misato Nakamura (JPN) 0001  
  Romy Tarangul (GER) 1101       Romy Tarangul (GER) 0000      
          Misato Nakamura (JPN) 0001      

Mat 2Edit

The gold and silver medalists were determined by the final match of the main single-elimination bracket.

1st round Round of 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals
          Anna Kharitonova (RUS) 0000  
          Telma Monteiro (POR) 0211  
            Telma Monteiro (POR) 0010  
  Ana Carrascosa (ESP) 0100         Xian Dongmei (CHN) 1011  
  Mönkhbaataryn Bundmaa (MGL) 0000       Ana Carrascosa (ESP) 0000  
          Xian Dongmei (CHN) 1000  
            Xian Dongmei (CHN) 1001
  María García (DOM) 0010         Soraya Haddad (ALG) 0000
  Andressa Fernandes (BRA) 0001       María García (DOM) 0000  
          Kim Kyung-Ok (KOR) 1003  
            Kim Kyung-Ok (KOR) 0001  
            Soraya Haddad (ALG) 0210  
          Hortense Diedhiou (SEN) 0001      
  Marie Muller (LUX) 0000       Soraya Haddad (ALG) 0010      
  Soraya Haddad (ALG) 0211  


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
      Sholpan Kaliyeva (KAZ) 0010         Soraya Haddad (ALG) 0121
  Yagnelis Mestre (CUB) 0000       Flor Velázquez (VEN) 0000           Sholpan Kaliyeva (KAZ) 0010
  Flor Velázquez (VEN) 0001         Sholpan Kaliyeva (KAZ) 1000
      Ilse Heylen (BEL) 0000  
      Ilse Heylen (BEL) 0002
  Romy Tarangul (GER)         Romy Tarangul (GER) 0000  
      Telma Monteiro (POR) 0001         Misato Nakamura (JPN) 0200
  Ana Carrascosa (ESP)         Ana Carrascosa (ESP) 0101           Kim Kyung-Ok (KOR) 0000
bye           Ana Carrascosa (ESP) 0001
      Kim Kyung-Ok (KOR) 1010  
      Kim Kyung-Ok (KOR) 0010
  Marie Muller (LUX) 1001       Marie Muller (LUX) 0001  
  Hortense Diedhiou (SEN) 0001