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Judo at the 2012 London Summer Games:

Women's Half-Middleweight

Judo at the 2012 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): ExCeL, Newham, London
Date Started: July 31, 2012
Date Finished: July 31, 2012
Format: Losing quarter-finalists compete against losing semi-finalist for bronze.

Gold: SLO Urška Žolnir
Silver: CHN Xu Lili
Bronze: FRA Gévrise Emane
JPN Yoshie Ueno

Summary

The two favorites were 2011 World Champion Gevrise Émane of France and two-time World Champion Yoshie Ueno of Japan. However, both of them went out in the quarter-finals and they would both settle for bronze medals. Émane lost to Mongolian [Tsedevsurenqiin Mönkhzaya], while Ueno lost to Korean Jeong Da-Wun, but neither of them made the finals. Mönkhzaya lost in the semis to Slovenian Urška Žolnir, who had won a bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics, while Jeong lost to the unknown Chinese Xu Lili. The final match was an easy victory as Žolnir moved ahead by waza-ari at 1:27 and held that lead, with Xu scoring only a yuko in the last second of the match. Xu had been 17th at the 2011 Worlds in her only major international exposure.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Urška Žolnir 30 Slovenia SLO Gold
2 Xu Lili 24 China CHN Silver
3T Yoshie Ueno 29 Japan JPN Bronze
3T Gévrise Emane 29 France FRA Bronze
5T Tsedevsurengiin Mönkhzaya 26 Mongolia MGL
5T Jeong Da-Wun 23 South Korea KOR
7T Elisabeth Willeboordse 33 Netherlands NED
7T Alice Schlesinger 24 Israel ISR
9T Marijana Mišković 30 Croatia CRO
9T Ramilə Yusubova 24 Azerbaijan AZE
9T Edwige Gwend 22 Italy ITA
9T Severine Nebie 29 Burkina Faso BUR
9T Yaritza Abel 28 Cuba CUB
9T Johanna Ylinen 28 Finland FIN
9T Estefania García 24 Ecuador ECU
9T Hilde Drexler 28 Austria AUT
17T Garima Chaudhary 22 India IND
17T Gülnar Haýytbaýewa 27 Turkmenistan TKM
17T Mariana Silva 22 Brazil BRA
17T Karen Shammas 19 Lebanon LIB
17T Gemma Howell 22 Great Britain GBR
17T Jennifer Anson 35 Palau PLW
17T Claudia Malzahn 28 Germany GER
17T Rizlen Zouak 26 Morocco MAR