Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium, Beijing
Date Started: August 13, 2008
Date Finished: August 13, 2008
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:|| Edith Bosch
[Masae Ueno] (JPN) had won the 2004 gold medal in this class, and was a multiple gold medalist at internationals – 2001 and 2003 World Championships, 2006 Asian Games and the 2008 Asian Championships. She had not competed at the 2005 or 2007 Worlds, but was expected to be formidable. Masae again dominated the class, defeating Cuba’s completely unknown [Anaisis Hernández] in the final by ippon. The bronze medals went to [Edith Bosch] of the Netherlands, the 2005 World Champion, and [Ronda Rousey] of the United States, runner-up at the 2007 Worlds. The 2007 World Champion, [Gevrise Emane] of France, lost her second match against Spain’s [Leire Iglesias]. Iglesias lost her next match but advanced to a bronze medal final against Bosch.
|3T||Ronda Rousey||21||United States||USA||Bronze|
|15||Park Ga-Yeon||22||South Korea||KOR|