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Judo at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's 52 kg

The women's 52 kg competition in judo at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro was held on 7 August at the Carioca Arena 2.

Women's 52 kg
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
VenueCarioca Arena 2
Date7 August 2016
Competitors22 from 22 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Majlinda Kelmendi  Kosovo
2nd, silver medalist(s) Odette Giuffrida  Italy
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Misato Nakamura  Japan
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Natalia Kuziutina  Russia
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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. Quarterfinal losers competed in a repechage match for the right to face a semifinal loser for a bronze medal (that is, the judokas defeated in quarterfinals A and B competed against each other, with the winner of that match facing the semifinal loser from the other half of the bracket).[1]

The medals for the competition were presented by Thomas Bach, Germany, president of the International Olympic Committee and the gifts were presented by Marius Vizer, president of the International Judo Federation.

A Controversy emerged that Joud Fahmy from Saudi Arabia gave up of her first round fight to avoid facing Israeli Gili Cohen. The Saudi Olympic team dismissed the controversy and tweeted that Fahmy had sustained injuries to her arm and leg during training and was advised by medical staff not to compete.[2]



  Odette Giuffrida (ITA)000
  Ma Yingnan (CHN)000
  Odette Giuffrida (ITA)000
  Majlinda Kelmendi (KOS)001
  Majlinda Kelmendi (KOS)000
  Misato Nakamura (JPN)000


Repechage Bronze medal
  Andreea Chițu (ROU) 010  
  Érika Miranda (BRA) 100       Érika Miranda (BRA) 000
          Misato Nakamura (JPN) 001
Repechage Bronze medal
  Christianne Legentil (MRI) 000  
  Natalia Kuziutina (RUS) 100       Natalia Kuziutina (RUS) 100
          Ma Yingnan (CHN) 000

Pool AEdit

First round Second round Quarterfinals
          Andreea Chițu (ROU) 101  
  Laura Gómez (ESP) 101       Laura Gómez (ESP) 000  
  Gulbadam Babamuratova (TKM) 000         Andreea Chițu (ROU) 000
            Odette Giuffrida (ITA) 001
          Odette Giuffrida (ITA) 001
  Darya Skrypnik (BLR) 001       Mareen Kräh (GER) 000    
  Mareen Kräh (GER) 011  

Pool BEdit

First round Second round Quarterfinals
          Érika Miranda (BRA) 100  
          Hela Ayari (TUN) 000  
            Érika Miranda (BRA) 000
            Ma Yingnan (CHN) 010
          Ma Yingnan (CHN) 100
  Joana Ramos (POR) 102       Joana Ramos (POR) 000    
  Antoinette Gasongo (BDI) 000  

Pool CEdit

First round Second round Quarterfinals
          Majlinda Kelmendi (KOS) 100  
  Priscilla Gneto (FRA) 000       Evelyne Tschopp (SUI) 000  
  Evelyne Tschopp (SUI) 100         Majlinda Kelmendi (KOS) 000
            Christianne Legentil (MRI) 000
          Gili Cohen (ISR) 000
  Christianne Legentil (MRI) 100       Christianne Legentil (MRI) 001    
  Joud Fahmy (KSA) 000  

Pool DEdit

First round Second round Quarterfinals
          Misato Nakamura (JPN) 100  
  Angelica Delgado (USA) 003       Adiyaasambuugiin Tsolmon (MGL) 000  
  Adiyaasambuugiin Tsolmon (MGL) 010         Misato Nakamura (JPN) 100
            Natalia Kuziutina (RUS) 000
          Natalia Kuziutina (RUS) 002
          Ecaterina Guica (CAN) 000    


  1. ^ "Judo – Women's 52 kg". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 17 August 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Saudi judoka forfeits Rio match, apparently to avoid Israeli".