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Judo at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Women's Middleweight

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 29, 1992
Date Finished: July 29, 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: CUB Odalis Revé
Silver: ITA Emanuela Pierantozzi
Bronze: GBR Kate Howey
BEL Heidi Rakels

Summary

The heavy favorite was Italy’s Emanuela Pierantozzi, who had won the 1989 and 1991 World Championships. At both tournaments she had defeated Cuba’s Odalis Revé – in the final in 1991 and the pool final in 1989. In Barcelona the two again made it to the final. Pierantozzi had been impressive, using uchi-mata to win her pool final by ippon in only seven seconds over Germany’s Alexandra Schreiber. But in the Olympic final, Revé finally overcame her nemesis and won the gold medal, using uchi-mata to win by waza-ari. Revé was Pan-American Games champion in 1991 and 1995, and in 1993 and 1995 would make the podium at the World Championships, with bronze in 1993 and silver in 1995. Pierantozzi’s career went into eclipse, although in 1997 she won a bronze medal at the World Championships.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Odalis Revé 22 Cuba CUB Gold
2 Emanuela Pierantozzi 23 Italy ITA Silver
3T Heidi Rakels 24 Belgium BEL Bronze
3T Kate Howey 19 Great Britain GBR Bronze
5T Claire Lecat 27 France FRA
5T Alexandra Schreiber 29 Germany GER
7T Grace Jividen 28 United States USA
7T Laura Martinel 28 Argentina ARG
9T Chantal Han 25 Netherlands NED
9T Sandra Greaves 29 Canada CAN
9T Leng Chunhui 20 China CHN
9T Anita Király 20 Hungary HUN
13T Helena Miagian Papilaya 30 Indonesia INA
13T Erin Lum 15 Guam GUM
13T Wu Mei-Ling 19 Chinese Taipei TPE
16T Laisa Laveti Tuifagalele 24 Fiji FIJ
16T Ryoko Fujimoto 26 Japan JPN
16T Rosicléia Campos 22 Brazil BRA
16T Yelena Kotelnikova 22 Unified Team EUN
20T María del Carmen Bellón 28 Spain ESP
20T Park Ji-Yeong 21 South Korea KOR