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Judo at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Women's Half-Lightweight

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Ano Liosia Olympic Hall, Ano Liossia
Date Started: August 15, 2004
Date Finished: August 15, 2004
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: CHN Xian Dongmei
Silver: JPN Yuki Yokosawa
Bronze: CUB Amarilys Savón
BEL Ilse Heylen

Summary

Cuba’s Amarilys Savón moved up from extra-lightweight in 2003 and won the World Championships. A bronze medalist at that meet was Japan’s Yuki Yokosawa. In Athina they met in the final of pool B, with Yokosawa winning by ippon at the final buzzer. In the final, Yokosawa faced China’s Xian Dongmei, who was little known on the international level, her biggest achievement having been a silver at the 2002 Asian Games. But Xian won the gold medal with a victory by ippon in only 1:06. She would return in 2008 to defend her title in Beijing.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Xian Dongmei 28 China CHN Gold
2 Yuki Yokosawa 23 Japan JPN Silver
3T Amarilys Savón 30 Cuba CUB Bronze
3T Ilse Heylen 27 Belgium BEL Bronze
5T Salima Souakri 29 Algeria ALG
5T Annabelle Euranie 21 France FRA
7T Ioana Dinea-Aluaş 29 Romania ROU
7T Georgina Singleton 26 Great Britain GBR
AC Sanna Askelöf 21 Sweden SWE
AC Hortence Diédhiou 20 Senegal SEN
AC Michal Feinblat 19 Israel ISR
AC Fabiane Hukuda 23 Brazil BRA
AC Raffaella Imbriani 31 Germany GER
AC Sholpan Kaliyeva 24 Kazakhstan KAZ
AC Lee Eun-Hui 25 South Korea KOR
AC Charlee Minkin 22 United States USA
AC Telma Monteiro 18 Portugal POR
AC Petra Nareks 21 Slovenia SLO
AC Naina Cecilia Ravaoarisoa 28 Madagascar MAD
AC Ri Sang-Sim 24 North Korea PRK
AC M'Mah Soumah 19 Guinea GUI
AC Rochelle Stormont 22 New Zealand NZL
AC Maria Tselaridou 23 Greece GRE
AC Flor Velázquez 20 Venezuela VEN