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.
|Bronze:|| Driulys González
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.
|2||Nicola Fairbrother||22||Great Britain||GBR||Silver|
|5T||Kate Donahoo||26||United States||USA|
|9T||Jeong Seon-Yong||21||South Korea||KOR|
|14T||Law Lai Wah||24||Hong Kong||HKG|
|18T||Inna Toropeyeva||23||Unified Team||EUN|
|18T||Altagracia Contreras||18||Dominican Republic||DOM|
|18T||Maniliz Segarra||26||Puerto Rico||PUR|