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Judo at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games:

Women's Middleweight

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Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Date Started: July 22, 1996
Date Finished: July 22, 1996
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: KOR Jo Min-Seon
Silver: POL Aneta Szczepańska
Bronze: CHN Wang Xianbo
NED Claudia Zwiers


[Jo Min-Seon] had competed in the women’s judo demonstration event at the 1988 Olympics, placing third. She had since won the 1993 and 1995 World Championships and was heavily favored in Atlanta. Jo was never challenged, winning all five matches by ippon, with the final against the surprising [Aneta Szczepańska] of Poland, who had no international record of any sort. Jo would eventually win Korean national titles in five different weight categories (48 to 66 kg).

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Jo Min-Seon 24 South Korea KOR Gold
2 Aneta Szczepańska 22 Poland POL Silver
3T Wang Xianbo 19 China CHN Bronze
3T Claudia Zwiers 22 Netherlands NED Bronze
5T Alice Dubois 26 France FRA
5T Odalis Revé 26 Cuba CUB
7T Liliko Ogasawara 24 United States USA
7T Rowena Sweatman 28 Great Britain GBR
9T Wu Mei-Ling 23 Chinese Taipei TPE
9T Dulce Piña 29 Dominican Republic DOM
9T Mariela Spacek 21 Austria AUT
9T Mélanie Engoang 27 Gabon GAB
13 Rosicléia Campos 26 Brazil BRA
14T Anja von Rekowski 20 Germany GER
14T Risa Kazumi 18 Japan JPN
14T Priscilla Cherry 24 Mauritius MRI
14T Yelena Kotelnikova 26 Russia RUS
18T Carly Dixon 22 Australia AUS
18T Radka Štusáková 23 Czech Republic CZE
18T Emanuela Pierantozzi 27 Italy ITA