Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney Exhibition Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 18, 2000
Date Finished: September 18, 2000
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 repÃªchage pools, with the winners of the repÃªchage pools earning bronze medals.
|Bronze:|| MÃ¡ria Pekli
Since the mid-90s, this class was led by two athletes â Spainâs [Isabel FernÃ¡ndez] and Cubaâs [Driulys GonzÃ¡lez]. They had met in the last two World Championship finals, FernÃ¡ndez winning in 1997 and GonzÃ¡lez in 1999. At Atlanta in 1996, GonzÃ¡lez had won Olympic gold, with FernÃ¡ndez taking bronze. GonzÃ¡lez had a slight edge in their matches, entering Sydney with five victories and only two losses in their bouts against each other. They made it to the final comfortably, although FernÃ¡ndez won her three matches going the limit. The final was a dull, passive affair, with FernÃ¡ndez winning.
|13T||Ellen Wilson||24||United States||USA|
|AC||Cheryle Peel||24||Great Britain||GBR|
|AC||Michaela VernerovÃ¡||26||Czech Republic||CZE|
|AC||Rose Marie Kouaho||22||Cote d'Ivoire||CIV|