Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Blue and Red Palace, Granollers
Date Started: August 2, 1992
Date Finished: August 2, 1992
Format: Two single-elimination pools, with winner of each pool advanced to the final. All judoka losing to the finalists in each pool advanced to repêchage pools, with the winners of the repêchage pools earning bronze medals.
|Bronze:|| Amarilys Savón
This class had been dominated for the past several years by France’s [Cécile Nowak] and Britain’s [Karen Briggs]. Briggs was World Champion in 1989, with Nowak winning in 1991. Nowak had been European Champion from 1990-92 and defeated Briggs in the final of the 1991 Worlds and all three European tournaments. In the A Pool final, Briggs fought Japan’s [Ryoko Tamura]. But Briggs separated her shoulder and eventually lost by hansoku-make. Tamura met Nowak in the final, with Nowak winning the gold medal in a close match, her victory only by koka. For Tamura, this was her first of five consecutive medals in this class, including gold in 2000-2004. She would also win seven World Championships in this class. Extremely popular in Japan, and known as “Yawara-chan,” she later married Japanese baseball player [Yoshitomo Tani].
|5T||Karen Briggs||29||Great Britain||GBR|
|13T||Donna Hilton||24||New Zealand||NZL|
|16T||Kang Yong-Ok||18||North Korea||PRK|
|20T||Yu Hui-Jun||19||South Korea||KOR|
|20T||Leposava Marković||19||Individual Olympic Athletes||IOA|
|20T||Huang Yu-Shin||20||Chinese Taipei||TPE|