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Judo at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games:

Women's Lightweight

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Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Venue(s): Jangchung Gymnastium, Seoul
Date Started: September 27, 1988
Date Finished: September 27, 1988


The last two world champions were France's Catherine Arnaud and Great Britain's [Ann Hughes], and both were present in Seoul. But both lost in their pool finals, Arnaud to Australian [Suzanne Williams], who was the silver medalist at the 1987 Worlds, and Hughes to China's [Liu Guizhu]. In the final, Williams won a close decision by yusei-gachi. Liu was a complete unknown who never made the podium again at any major international. Arnaud would recover in 1989 to repeat as World Champion.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Suzanne Williams 32 Australia AUS
2 Liu Guizhu 20 China CHN
3T Catherine Arnaud 25 France FRA
3T Regina Philips 27 West Germany FRG
5T Naglaa Mohamed Egypt EGY
5T Ann Hughes 28 Great Britain GBR
7T Jeong Seon-Yong 17 South Korea KOR
7T Eve Trivella 25 United States USA