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Judo at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Women's Half-Lightweight

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Blue and Red Palace, Granollers
Date Started: August 1, 1992
Date Finished: August 1, 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.

Gold: ESP Almudena Muñoz
Silver: JPN Noriko Mizoguchi
Bronze: CHN Li Zhongyun
GBR Sharon Rendle

Summary

At the last two World Championships, the final match had come down to Alessandra Giungi (ITA) and Sharon Rendle (GBR), with Rendle winning in 1989 and Giungi in 1991. In her third-round match Rendle faced hometown favorite Almudena Muñoz. In a close match that went to hantei, the referee raised Rendle’s hand, but the judges overruled, giving the decision to Muñoz by yusei-gachi. Giungi also lost an upset by yusei-gachi, in the B Pool semi to Japan’s Noriko Mizoguchi. Muñoz won the final, but only by koka. Muñoz would win a silver medal at the 1993 World Championships, her only other podium finish at a major international.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Almudena Muñoz 23 Spain ESP Gold
2 Noriko Mizoguchi 21 Japan JPN Silver
3T Li Zhongyun 25 China CHN Bronze
3T Sharon Rendle 26 Great Britain GBR Bronze
5T Alessandra Giungi 26 Italy ITA
5T Jessica Gal 21 Netherlands NED
7T Carolina Mariani 19 Argentina ARG
7T Paula Saldanha 20 Portugal POR
9T Patricia Bevilacqua 27 Brazil BRA
9T Jo Anne Quiring 28 United States USA
9T Kim Eun-Hui 19 South Korea KOR
9T Dina Maksutova 22 Unified Team EUN
13T Cathy Grainger-Brain 24 Australia AUS
13T Derya Çalışkan 25 Turkey TUR
13T Lisa Boscarino 31 Puerto Rico PUR
16T Eva Wikström 24 Sweden SWE
16T Dominique Berna 28 France FRA
16T Yu Wai Seung 20 Hong Kong HKG
16T Lyne Poirier 24 Canada CAN
20T Katalin Parragh 20 Hungary HUN
20T Legna Verdecia 19 Cuba CUB
20T Maria Karagiannopoulou 19 Greece GRE
20T Heidi Goossens 23 Belgium BEL
20T Emiliya Vacheva 19 Bulgaria BUL
20T Ravdangiin Dechinmaa 21 Mongolia MGL