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Judo at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Women's Extra-Lightweight

Judo at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games


Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Carioca Arena 2, Barra Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 6, 2016
Date Finished: August 6, 2016

Gold: ARG Paula Pareto
Silver: KOR Jeong Bo-Kyeong
Bronze: JPN Ami Kondo
KAZ Otgontsetseg Galbadrakhyn


Heavy favorite in the 48 kg class was the 2012 gold medal winner, [Sarah Menezes] from Brazil, particularly being in front of her home crowd. However, in the final contest of Pool B, she was defeated by Cuba’s 2015 Pan American Games gold medalist [Dayaris Mestre] by Shido (penalty). Later in the repêchage she lost again, this time to Mongolian [Mönkhbatyn Urantsetseg], who applied an irresistible armbar, resulting in an Ippon (full point). In her next fight, for the bronze medal Urantsetseg had to surrender to Japan’s second-seeded [Ami Kondo]. In the other bronze medal bout [Otgontsetseg Galbadrakhyn] from Kazakhstan toppled Mestre with a back-throw.

The two finalists were third-ranked [Paula Pareto], the 2008 bronze medalist from Argentina, and Korea's [Jeong Bok-Yeong], bronze medalist at the 2015 World Championships. Jeong sailed through to the final winning every encounter by an Ippon, while Pareto had to go the full distance in most fights winning by Waza-ari (half point). In the final, she also scored a Waza-ari with a Kouchi-gari (small inner reap) after less than two minutes. Although she received two penalties in the last minute, this was enough for medical doctor Pareto to win the first Olympic gold medal for Argentina in any sport by a woman.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Paula Pareto 30 Argentina ARG Gold
2 Jeong Bo-Kyeong 25 South Korea KOR Silver
3T Ami Kondo 21 Japan JPN Bronze
3T Otgontsetseg Galbadrakhyn 24 Kazakhstan KAZ Bronze
5T Mönkhbatyn Urantsetseg 26 Mongolia MGL
5T Dayaris Mestre 29 Cuba CUB
7T Sarah Menezes 26 Brazil BRA
7T Éva Csernoviczki 29 Hungary HUN
9T Laëtitia Payet 30 France FRA
9T Văn Ngọc Tú 28 Vietnam VIE
9T Charline Van Snick 25 Belgium BEL
9T Julia Figueroa 25 Spain ESP
9T Irina Dolgova 20 Russia RUS
9T Maryna Cherniak 28 Ukraine UKR
9T Edna Carrillo 24 Mexico MEX
9T Taciana Lima 32 Guinea Bissau GBS
17T Chloe Rayner 19 Australia AUS
17T Valentina Moscatt 29 Italy ITA
17T Monica Ungureanu 28 Romania ROU
17T Asaramanitra Ratiarison 28 Madagascar MAD
17T Kim Sol-Mi 25 North Korea PRK
17T Shira Rishony 25 Israel ISR
17T Dilara Lokmanhekim 22 Turkey TUR