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Judo at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Women's Lightweight

Judo at the 1992 Summer Games: Next Summer Games

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Blue and Red Palace, Granollers
Date Started: July 31, 1992
Date Finished: July 31, 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 Míriam Blasco
Silver: GBR Nicola Fairbrother
Bronze: CUB Driulys González
JPN Chiyori Tateno

Summary

Spain’s Míriam Blasco had won the 1991 World Championships and been third at the 1989 Worlds. She was very popular in front of the Spanish crowd. In the final she faced Britain’s Nicola Fairbrother, whom she had defeated at the 1991 Worlds in the pool final. She won the gold medal with a yuko on a counter-attack, surviving later further counter-attacks by Fairbrother. Blasco retired after the 1992 Olympics and became involved in politics. In 2008 she was elected to the Spanish senate with the Partido Popular party. A street in her home city of Alicante was named after her, La Avenida Miriam Blasco.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Míriam Blasco 28 Spain ESP Gold
2 Nicola Fairbrother 22 Great Britain GBR Silver
3T Chiyori Tateno 22 Japan JPN Bronze
3T Driulys González 18 Cuba CUB Bronze
5T Kate Donahoo 26 United States USA
5T Nicole Flagothier 26 Belgium BEL
7T Catherine Arnaud 29 France FRA
7T Maria Gontowicz-Szałas 27 Poland POL
9T Ursula Myrén 26 Sweden SWE
9T Jeong Seon-Yong 21 South Korea KOR
9T Barbara Eck 24 Austria AUT
9T Filipa Cavalleri 18 Portugal POR
13T Jemina Alves 27 Brazil BRA
14T Jin Xianglan 19 China CHN
14T Gooitske Marsman 27 Netherlands NED
14T Law Lai Wah 24 Hong Kong HKG
14T Prateep Pinitwong 26 Thailand THA
18T Mária Pekli 20 Hungary HUN
18T Inna Toropeyeva 23 Unified Team EUN
18T Altagracia Contreras 18 Dominican Republic DOM
18T Pascale Mainville 19 Canada CAN
18T Gudrun Hausch 22 Germany GER
18T Maniliz Segarra 26 Puerto Rico PUR