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Judo at the 2012 London Summer Games:

Women's Extra-Lightweight

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): ExCeL, Newham, London
Date Started: July 28, 2012
Date Finished: July 28, 2012
Format: Losing quarter-finalists compete against losing semi-finalist for bronze.

Gold: BRA Sarah Menezes
Silver: ROU Alina Dumitru
Bronze: HUN Ã‰va Csernoviczki
BEL Charline Van Snick


At the 2011 World Championships Japan’s Haruna Asami defeated her teammate, [Tomoko Fukumi], in the final. Only one competitor per country is allowed at the Olympics in each class and Fukumi was chosen for London and was the top seed. But she struggled throughout, needing to go to extra-time in her first round match and again in the quarter-finals, and then lost in the semis to Romanian [Alina Dumitru]. Dumitru met Brazil’s [Sarah Menezes], a two-time World bronze medalist, in the final. The final match was scoreless with one minute to go, when Menezes scored a yuko and than a waza-ari to win the gold medal.

The bronze medals went to Hungary’s [Éva Csernoviczki], a bronze medalist at the 2011 Worlds, who defeated Fukumi for the bronze, and Belgium’s [Charline Van Snick], who had lost to Menezes in the semi-finals.

View a Phase of this EventFinal StandingsFinal RoundSemi-FinalsRepêchageQuarter-FinalsRound TwoRound One

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Sarah Menezes 22 Brazil BRA Gold
2 Alina Dumitru 29 Romania ROU Silver
3T Charline Van Snick 21 Belgium BEL Bronze
3T Éva Csernoviczki 25 Hungary HUN Bronze
5T Paula Pareto 26 Argentina ARG
5T Tomoko Fukumi 27 Japan JPN
7T Mönkhbatyn Urantsetseg 22 Mongolia MGL
7T Wu Shugen 24 China CHN
9T Kelly Edwards 21 Great Britain GBR
9T Elena Moretti 25 Italy ITA
9T Dayaris Mestre 25 Cuba CUB
9T Aleksandra Podryadova 23 Kazakhstan KAZ
9T Laëtitia Payet 26 France FRA
9T Lisa Kearney 23 Ireland IRL
9T Jeong Jeong-Yeon 25 South Korea KOR
9T Birgit Ente 23 Netherlands NED
17T Oiana Blanco 29 Spain ESP
17T Nataliya Kondratyeva 26 Russia RUS
17T Văn Ngọc Tú 24 Vietnam VIE