Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Ano Liosia Olympic Hall, Ano Liossia
Date Started: August 20, 2004
Date Finished: August 20, 2004
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:|| Sun Fuming
The last two World Championships had been won by the last two Olympic champions, both Chinese judoka. [Sun Fuming] was Olympic gold medalist in 1996 and World Champion in 2003, while [Yuan Hua] was Olympic gold medalist in 2000 and World Champion in 2001. Only one could represent China in the class, and Sun was chosen. She went to the A Pool final, where she faced Cubaâs [Daima BeltrÃ¡n], the silver medalist in 2000, with BeltrÃ¡n winning by ippon in 1:39. The other pool was won by Japanâs [Maki Tsukada], who had been runner-up at the 2003 Worlds. BeltrÃ¡n got off fast in the final, throwing Tsukuda for waza-ari, but at 1:50, Tsukuda pinned BeltrÃ¡n for ippon to win the gold medal, leaving BeltrÃ¡n with her second consecutive silver. Tsukuda would return in 2008 to win a silver medal in the class in Beijing, after winning the 2007 World Championship in the open class.
|7T||Giovanna JosÃ© Blanco||21||Venezuela||VEN|
|7T||Choi Sug-I||24||South Korea||KOR|
|AC||Karina Bryant||25||Great Britain||GBR|
|AC||Tatiana Martine Bvegadzi||25||Congo (Brazzaville)||CGO|
|AC||Lee Hsiao-Hung||25||Chinese Taipei||TPE|
|AC||Vanessa Martina Zambotti||22||Mexico||MEX|