Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Ano Liosia Olympic Hall, Ano Liossia
Date Started: August 16, 2004
Date Finished: August 16, 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.
|Bronze:|| Deborah Gravenstijn
In 1996, North Korea’s Kye Sun-Hui had posted the biggest upset of the Atlanta judo tournament, defeating Japan’s Ryoko Tamura to win the gold medal in extra-lightweight class. Since that time she had moved up in weight, and won World Championships in 2001 at half-lightweight and in 2003 at lightweight. She worked her way to the final in Athina, where she met Germany’s Yvonne Bönisch, who she had defeated in the 2003 Worlds. The final was very close. Both scored a yuko but Bönisch won the gold medal with a koka, winning 0011 to 0010. Kye would come back to win the Worlds in this class in both 2005 and 2007, defeating Bönisch again in the 2005 final.
|2||Kye Sun-Hui||25||North Korea||PRK||Silver|
|AC||Sophie Cox||22||Great Britain||GBR|
|AC||Catherine Ewa Ekuta||24||Nigeria||NGR|
|AC||Jessica García||24||Puerto Rico||PUR|
|AC||Elina Vavailagi Nasaudrodro||18||Fiji||FIJ|
|AC||Ellen Wilson||28||United States||USA|