Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Blue and Red Palace, Granollers
Date Started: July 27, 1992
Date Finished: July 27, 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:|| Nathalie Lupino
At the last two World Championships, China’s Gao Fenglian had won gold in 1989, and Zhang Yin won silver in 1991, but neither was selected as the Chinese representative in this class, as they chose instead [Zhuang Xiaoyan]. Zhuang had been World Champion in 1991 in the open class, and the competition in Barcelona was expected to be between her and Cuba’s [Estela Rodríguez]. Rodríguez was World Champion in the open division in 1989, and lost in the final to Zhuang at the 1991 Worlds. The heavyweight class went according to form, as both Zhuang and Rodríguez made it to the final to contest the gold and silver medals. Zhuang won easily, using her favorite move, kami-shiho-gatame, to win by ippon in 2:42. Rodríguez would again win a silver medal in this class at the 1996 Olympics.
|7T||Svetlana Gundarenko||23||Unified Team||EUN|
|9T||Nilmari Santini||33||Puerto Rico||PUR|
|9T||Sharon Lee||29||Great Britain||GBR|
|13T||Colleen Rosensteel||25||United States||USA|
|16T||Monique van der Lee||18||Netherlands||NED|
|16T||Maria Teresa Motta||29||Italy||ITA|
|16T||Mun Ji-Yun||21||South Korea||KOR|