Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Date Started: July 21, 1996
Date Finished: July 21, 1996
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:|| Diadenys Luna
Ulla Werbrouck had followed [Ingrid Berghmans] as Belgium’s best female judoka. Her record at the European Championships was particularly distinguished. She competed in that event from 1989-2001 and won six gold medals and 12 medals in all, failing only in 1996. Coming into Atlanta she had been the silver medalist at the 1995 World Championships, losing the final to Cuba’s Diadenys Luña. In the Atlanta final, Werbrouck faced Yoko Tanabe of Japan, who had won a bronze medal at the 1995 Worlds, with Werbrouck winning by ippon. This was the first Olympic gold medal won by a Belgian woman.
|9T||Kate Howey||23||Great Britain||GBR|
|13T||Marie Michele St. Louis||27||Mauritius||MRI|
|19T||Chen Chiu-Ping||21||Chinese Taipei||TPE|
|19T||Sandy Bacher||28||United States||USA|