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Judo at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Women's Heavyweight

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 12, 2016
Date Finished: August 12, 2016

Gold: FRA Ã‰milie Andéol
Silver: CUB Idalys Ortíz
Bronze: CHN Yu Song
JPN Kanae Yamabe


France’s first of two gold medals that came on the last day of the judo competition in Rio was claimed by [Émilie Andéol] in the women’s +78 kg class. Andéol had to go into the Golden Score period in her first two bouts, but in the semi-final, she showed her potential by beating top-seeded [Yu Song] from the PR of China by Ippon (full point) with Ouchi-gari (big inner reap) after 3:06 min. The semi-finals were made up of the four highest ranked judokas in the field, with [Idalys Ortíz] from Cuba and Japan’s [Kanae Yamabe] meeting in the second semi-final. The reigning Olympic champion and two-time world Champion Ortíz, edged out Yamabe by just one Yuko (advantage), scored in the last minute. In the final both Andéol and Ortíz, 10 cm taller and about 20 kg heavier than the Frenchwoman, had no score other than one Shido penalty each for non-combativity after the regular four minutes of the fight. But 3:11 min into the Golden Score, Andéol applied a decisive Yoko-shiho-gatame (side four-corner hold) for an Ippon in the ground fight. The two bronze medals went to the East Asian beaten semi-finalists; Yamabe and the 2015 World Champion Yu.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Émilie Andéol 28 France FRA Gold
2 Idalys Ortíz 26 Cuba CUB Silver
3T Kanae Yamabe 25 Japan JPN Bronze
3T Yu Song 29 China CHN Bronze
5T Kayra Sayıt 28 Turkey TUR
5T Kim Min-Jeong 27 South Korea KOR
7T Nihel Cheikh Rouhou 29 Tunisia TUN
7T Tessie Savelkouls 24 Netherlands NED
9T Sonia Asselah 24 Algeria ALG
9T Melissa Mojica 32 Puerto Rico PUR
9T Vanessa Martina Zambotti 34 Mexico MEX
9T Larisa Cerić 25 Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH
9T Kseniya Chibisova 28 Russia RUS
9T Maria Altheman 27 Brazil BRA
9T Santa Pakenytė 25 Lithuania LTU
9T Svitlana Yaromka 27 Ukraine UKR
17 Jasmin Külbs 24 Germany GER