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Judo at the 2012 London Summer Games:

Women's Half-Lightweight

Judo at the 2012 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:
Phases:

Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): ExCeL, Newham, London
Date Started: July 29, 2012
Date Finished: July 29, 2012
Format: Losing quarter-finalists compete against losing semi-finalist for bronze.

Gold: PRK An Kum-Ae
Silver: CUB Yanet Bermoy
Bronze: ITA Rosalba Forciniti
FRA Priscilla Gneto

Summary

The big favorite was Japan’s Misato Nakamura, who was a bronze medalist at Beijing, but had since won two golds and one silver at the World Championships. In the first round she had the misfortune to be drawn against North Korean An Kum-Ae, who defeated her in Beijing in the semi-finals, and the result was the same as the favorite was out. An eventually moved on to the final, defeating Italian Rosalba Forciniti by ippon in the semis, where she met Cuba’s Yanet Bermoy, also a silver medalist at Beijing, but as an extra-lightweight. Bermoy had had a relatively easy time getting to the final with her draw.

The final was scoreless through regulation time, but An won in extra time with a yuko, giving North Korea its first judo gold medal since 1996. Forciniti won one of the bronze medals, with the other going to Frenchwoman Priscilla Gneto, who defeated the veteran Belgian Ilse Heylen for the bronze.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 An Kum-Ae 32 North Korea PRK Gold
2 Yanet Bermoy 25 Cuba CUB Silver
3T Rosalba Forciniti 26 Italy ITA Bronze
3T Priscilla Gneto 20 France FRA Bronze
5T Marie Muller 26 Luxembourg LUX
5T Ilse Heylen 35 Belgium BEL
7T Christianne Legentil 20 Mauritius MRI
7T Kim Gyeong-Ok 29 South Korea KOR
9T Mönkhbaataryn Bundmaa 26 Mongolia MGL
9T María García 24 Dominican Republic DOM
9T Andreea Chiţu 24 Romania ROU
9T Majlinda Kelmendi 21 Albania ALB
9T Misato Nakamura 23 Japan JPN
9T Joana Ramos 30 Portugal POR
9T Érika Miranda 25 Brazil BRA
9T Romy Tarangul 24 Germany GER
17T Linouse Desravine 21 Haiti HAI
17T Ana Carrascosa 32 Spain ESP
17T Soraya Haddad 27 Algeria ALG
17T Jaana Sundberg 29 Finland FIN
17T Sophie Cox 30 Great Britain GBR
17T He Hongmei 29 China CHN
17T Nataliya Kuzyutina 23 Russia RUS