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Judo at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Women's Half-Middleweight

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 9, 2016
Date Finished: August 9, 2016

Gold: SLO Tina Trstenjak
Silver: FRA Clarisse Agbegnenou
Bronze: ISR Yarden Gerbi
NED Anicka van Emden


The gold in the women’s under 63kg division remained in Slovenia as London 2012 gold medalist [Urška Žolnir] was succeeded as champion by her compatriot, the top-seeded [Tina Trstenjak]. Formerly part of Yugoslavia, this small country had won just one women’s Olympic gold medal prior to 2016, and Trstenjak’s gold doubled the tally with both golds being won in the same sport and event.

Although not high in the official ranking list, fighting in front of her home crowd, Brazil’s [Mariana Silva] started as one of the favorites. However, the 2016 Pan American Games gold medalist was defeated in the semi-final by Trstenjak who scored an Ippon (full point) with a Tate-shiho-gatam (Straight four-corner hold) 3:39 min into the match. In the final, the Slovenian faced second seed [Clarisse Agbegnenou] from France. The two top athletes in this division had already met in the finals of the European and World Championships with Trstenjak winning the most recent bout. In the Rio final, the 25-year-old overpowered the younger Frenchwoman, with Togolese roots, with an Ippon after only 1:45 min, applying a Kuzure-kami-shiho-gatame (Modified top four-corner hold) to clinch the gold.

Home favorite Silva also missed her second chance to win a medal, losing the bronze medal match against Netherlands' [Anicka Van Emden] by Yuko (Advantage). For the second bronze medal, third-seeded [Miku Tashiro] from Japan faced Israel’s fourth-seeded [Yarden Gerbi]. Gerbi’s victory by Waza-ari gave Israel its first medal in the Rio Games and made this event the first without a medal for Japan.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Tina Trstenjak 25 Slovenia SLO Gold
2 Clarisse Agbegnenou 23 France FRA Silver
3T Yarden Gerbi 27 Israel ISR Bronze
3T Anicka van Emden 29 Netherlands NED Bronze
5T Miku Tashiro 22 Japan JPN
5T Mariana Silva 26 Brazil BRA
7T Yang Junxia 27 China CHN
7T Kathrin Unterwurzacher 24 Austria AUT
9T Edwige Gwend 26 Italy ITA
9T Tsedevsurengiin Mönkhzaya 30 Mongolia MGL
9T Maricet Espinosa 26 Cuba CUB
9T Martyna Trajdos 27 Germany GER
9T Büşra Katipoğlu 24 Turkey TUR
9T Alice Schlesinger 28 Great Britain GBR
9T Katharina Haecker 24 Australia AUS
9T Estefania García 28 Ecuador ECU
17T Mia Hermansson 23 Sweden SWE
17T Rizlen Zouak 30 Morocco MAR
17T Marian Urdabayeva 28 Kazakhstan KAZ
17T Phupu Lamu Khatri 19 Nepal NEP
17T Szandra Szögedi 27 Ghana GHA
17T Katerina Nikoloska 25 Macedonia MKD
17T Yekaterina Valkova 25 Russia RUS
17T Bak Ji-Yun 23 South Korea KOR
17T Laura Sallés 30 Andorra AND
17T Mamadama Bangoura 22 Guinea GUI