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Judo at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's 78 kg

The women's 78 kg category in judo at the 2012 Olympic Games in London took place between 28 July and 2 August at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre.[1]

Women's judo 78 kg category
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
VenueExCeL Exhibition Centre
Date2 August
Competitors21 from 21 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Kayla Harrison  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Gemma Gibbons  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Audrey Tcheuméo  France
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Mayra Aguiar  Brazil
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The gold and silver medals were determined by a single-elimination tournament, with the winner of the final taking gold and the loser receiving silver. Judo events awarded two bronze medals. Quarter-final losers competed in a repechage match for the right to face a semi-final loser for a bronze medal (that is, the judokas defeated in quarter-finals 'A' and 'B' competed against each other, with the winner of that match facing the semi-final loser from the other half of the bracket).[1]

Kayla Harrison, representing the United States, won the gold medal, defeating Great Britain's Gemma Gibbons in the final; Gibbons was awarded the silver medal.[2]



The event took place on 2 August 2012, with the following results:[2]


  Mayra Aguiar (BRA)0000
  Kayla Harrison (USA)1010
  Kayla Harrison (USA)0020
  Gemma Gibbons (GBR)0000
  Gemma Gibbons (GBR)1000
  Audrey Tcheuméo (FRA)0000


Repechage Bronze medal
  Daria Pogorzelec (POL) 0022  
  Abigél Joó (HUN) 1012       Abigél Joó (HUN) 0001
          Audrey Tcheuméo (FRA) 1000
Repechage Bronze medal
  Marhinde Verkerk (NED) 0000  
  Yang Xiuli (CHN) 0000       Marhinde Verkerk (NED) 0000
          Mayra Aguiar (BRA) 1000

Pool AEdit

First round Second round Quarter-finals
          M Aguiar (BRA) 0200  
          H Mareghni (TUN) 0003  
            M Aguiar (BRA) 0200
            D Pogorzelec (POL) 0000
          H Wollert (GER) 0000
  A Velenšek (SLO) 0000       D Pogorzelec (POL) 0200    
  D Pogorzelec (POL) 0010  

Pool BEdit

First round Second round Quarter-finals
          K Harrison (USA) 1000  
          V Moskalyuk (RUS) 0000  
            K Harrison (USA) 1010
            A Joó (HUN) 0100
          A Joó (HUN) 1000
  O Ntahonvukiye (BDI) 0000       A Koumba (GAB) 0000    
  A Koumba (GAB) 0200  

Pool CEdit

First round Second round Quarter-finals
  A Ogata (JPN) 0010  
  G-M Jeong (KOR) 0002       A Ogata (JPN) 0020  
          M Verkerk (NED) 0110  
            M Verkerk (NED) 0000
            G Gibbons (GBR) 0100
          P Lkhamdegd (MGL) 0010
  G Gibbons (GBR) 1000       G Gibbons (GBR) 0021    
  Y Ramirez (POR) 0000  

Pool DEdit

First round Second round Quarter-finals
  A Tcheuméo (FRA) 0010  
  A Cotton (CAN) 0001       A Tcheuméo (FRA) 1000  
          M Pryshchepa (UKR) 0000  
            A Tcheuméo (FRA) 0101
            X Yang (CHN) 0001
          X Yang (CHN) 1000
          AA Aung (MYA) 0000    


  1. ^ a b "Judo - About". London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Archived from the original on 23 January 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Women's -78kg". London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2012.