Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Blue and Red Palace, Granollers
Date Started: July 30, 1992
Date Finished: July 30, 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:|| Yelena Petrova
Catherine Fleury (FRA) had won the World and European Championships in 1989, but had struggled since then, and not made an international final in 1990-92. But she made the final in Barcelona with three victories by ippon, and one decision. There she faced Yael Arad. Arad had been bronze medalist at the 1989 Europeans and 1991 Worlds, but of more significance was that she was an Israeli. When Arad won the B Pool final over 1991 World Champion Frauke Eickhoff (GER), making the final, she became the first Israeli athlete to win an Olympic medal – the color to be determined. In the final, neither judoka could score a point, with the hantei being given to Fleury, winning by yusei-gachi for a gold medal. Arad dedicated her silver medal to “The Eleven” – the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches who had been assassinated by Arab terrorists at the 1972 Olympic Games.
|3T||Yelena Petrova||25||Unified Team||EUN||Bronze|
|5T||Gu Hyeon-Suk||23||South Korea||KOR|
|9T||Diane Bell||28||Great Britain||GBR|
|13T||Nicola Morris||24||New Zealand||NZL|
|20T||Eleucadia Vargas||22||Dominican Republic||DOM|
|20T||Thant Phyu Phyu||25||Myanmar||MYA|
|20T||Felicité Makounawode||21||Central African Republic||CAF|
|20T||Lynn Roethke||31||United States||USA|