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Judo at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Women's Middleweight

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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.

Gold: JPN Masae Ueno
Silver: NED Edith Bosch
Bronze: CHN Qin Dongya
GER Annett Böhm

Summary

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.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Masae Ueno 25 Japan JPN Gold
2 Edith Bosch 24 Netherlands NED Silver
3T Qin Dongya 24 China CHN Bronze
3T Annett Böhm 24 Germany GER Bronze
5T Cath Arlove 33 Australia AUS
5T Catherine Jacques 24 Belgium BEL
7T Cecilia Blanco 25 Spain ESP
7T Kim Ryon-Mi 21 North Korea PRK
AC Elizabeth Copes 27 Argentina ARG
AC Adriana Dadci 25 Poland POL
AC Anaisis Hernández 22 Cuba CUB
AC Kate Howey 31 Great Britain GBR
AC Kim Mi-Jeong 26 South Korea KOR
AC Alexia Kourtelesi 33 Greece GRE
AC Liu Shu-Yun 23 Chinese Taipei TPE
AC Antónia Moreira 22 Angola ANG
AC Rachida Ouerdane 25 Algeria ALG
AC Andrea Pažoutová 25 Czech Republic CZE
AC Friba Razayee 18 Afghanistan AFG
AC Catherine Roberge 22 Canada CAN
AC Nasiba Salayeva-Surkieva 22 Turkmenistan TKM
AC Celita Schutz 36 United States USA
AC Raša Sraka 24 Slovenia SLO