Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Ano Liosia Olympic Hall, Ano Liossia
Date Started: August 18, 2004
Date Finished: August 18, 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:|| Qin Dongya
The heavy favorite in this class was Japan’s [Masae Ueno], who had won the 2001 and 2003 World Championships. Though she struggled a bit in first few matches, going to the time limit, she won her pool semi and final by ippon. In the class final she faced [Edith Bosch] (NED), who had recently won the European Championships and was a bronze medalist at the 2003 Worlds. Bosch actually fought strongly and the match was close for the first few minutes. But in the last minute of the match, Ueno, who was much shorter than Bosch, got underneath her and used a hip throw to win by ippon. In 2005 Bosch would win both the European and World Championships. Ueno would win the 2006 Asian Games and return in 2008 to defend her gold medal.
|7T||Kim Ryon-Mi||21||North Korea||PRK|
|AC||Kate Howey||31||Great Britain||GBR|
|AC||Kim Mi-Jeong||26||South Korea||KOR|
|AC||Liu Shu-Yun||23||Chinese Taipei||TPE|
|AC||Andrea Pažoutová||25||Czech Republic||CZE|
|AC||Celita Schutz||36||United States||USA|