| Event type

Middleweight (≤70 kilograms), Women

Date 1 August 2012
LocationExCeL, Newham, London (Hall 2)
Participants22 from 22 countries
FormatLosing quarter-finalists compete against losing semi-finalist for bronze.

Lucie Décosse (FRA) was silver medalist in this class at Beijing and was a three-time World Champion, including wins in 2010 and 2011, and came to London as the hot favorite. She dominated the class all day long, winning her first two matches by ippon, and then moving into the final with a win by penalties over Korean Hwang Ye-Seul. There she met German Kerstin Thiele, who was a surprise finalist. The final was another comfortable victory for Décosse who added the only trophy she was lacking. Décosse score a waza-ari early in the match and added two yukos near the end to win easily. Thiele had advanced by defeating second seeded Edith Bosch (NED) in the quarter-finals, and then survived a tough semi-final against China’s Chen Fei. Bosch came back to win a bronze medal, joined by Colombian Yuri Alvear, who defeated Chen for the bronze. For Bosch, it was her third Olympic medal, with a silver from 2004 and a bronze in 2008.

Bosch achieved further fame during London 2012 just before the start of the men’s 100 metre final in athletics. She was seated next to a drunken fan who threw a beer bottle onto the track just as the athletes were lining up. Bosch subdued the idiot until the police arrived to take him away.

1Lucie DécosseFRAGold
2Kerstin ThieleGERSilver
=3Yuri AlvearCOLBronze
=3Edith BoschNEDBronze
=5Chen FeiCHN
=5Hwang Ye-SeulKOR
=7Raša SrakaSLO
=7Haruka TachimotoJPN
=9Kelita ZupancicCAN
=9Antónia MoreiraANG
=9Cecilia BlancoESP
=9Juliane RobraSUI
=9Sally ConwayGBR
=9Anett MészárosHUN
=9Onix CortésCUB
=9Houda MiledTUN
=17Maria PortelaBRA
=17Nataliya SmalUKR
=17Erica BarbieriITA
=17Carine NgarlemdanaCHA
=17Moira De VilliersNZL
=17Katarzyna KlysPOL

Round One (1 August 2012 — 10:19)

Match 1 Lucie DécosseFRA bye
Match 2 Kelita ZupancicCAN bye
Match 3 Yuri AlvearCOL Maria PortelaBRA 1100/0000 HIZ 2:05
Match 4 Antónia MoreiraANG bye
Match 5 Raša SrakaSLO bye
Match 6 Cecilia BlancoESP Nataliya SmalUKR 0110/0002 TOS 5:00
Match 7 Hwang Ye-SeulKOR Erica BarbieriITA 0102/0010 OUG 5:00
Match 8 Juliane RobraSUI bye
Match 9 Edith BoschNED bye
Match 10 Sally ConwayGBR Carine NgarlemdanaCHA 1110/0002 KKE 4:48
Match 11 Anett MészárosHUN bye
Match 12 Kerstin ThieleGER Moira De VilliersNZL 0010/0002 P29 5:00
Match 13 Haruka TachimotoJPN bye
Match 14 Onix CortésCUB bye
Match 15 Chen FeiCHN Katarzyna KlysPOL 1001/0000 KEG 2:16 GS
Match 16 Houda MiledTUN bye

Round Two (1 August 2012 — 11:08)

Match 1 Lucie DécosseFRA Kelita ZupancicCAN 1001/0001 KSG 4:31
Match 2 Yuri AlvearCOL Antónia MoreiraANG 1000/0001 SGT 4:37
Match 3 Raša SrakaSLO Cecilia BlancoESP 1102/0010 OSG 3:29
Match 4 Hwang Ye-SeulKOR Juliane RobraSUI 0011/0002 P29 5:00
Match 5 Edith BoschNED Sally ConwayGBR 0100/0001 UMA 5:00
Match 6 Kerstin ThieleGER Anett MészárosHUN 0001/0001 3:00 GS
Match 7 Haruka TachimotoJPN Onix CortésCUB 0000/0001 3:00 GS
Match 8 Chen FeiCHN Houda MiledTUN 1000/0001 KTS 3:59

Quarter-Finals (1 August 2012 — 11:50)

Match 1 Lucie DécosseFRA Yuri AlvearCOL 1000/0000 UMA 0:10
Match 2 Hwang Ye-SeulKOR Raša SrakaSLO 1000/0001 OGO 1:33 GS
Match 3 Kerstin ThieleGER Edith BoschNED 0101/0000 KSK 5:00
Match 4 Chen FeiCHN Haruka TachimotoJPN 0020/0020 3:00 GS

Repêchage (1 August 2012 — 14:00)

Match 1 Yuri AlvearCOL Raša SrakaSLO 1000/0001 OSG 3:46
Match 2 Edith BoschNED Haruka TachimotoJPN 0011/0002 P05 5:00

Semi-Finals (1 August 2012 — 14:14)

Match 1 Lucie DécosseFRA Hwang Ye-SeulKOR 0010/0002 P29 1:48 GS
Match 2 Kerstin ThieleGER Chen FeiCHN 0000/0001 3:00 GS

Final Round (1 August 2012 — 14:56)

Match 3/5 Yuri AlvearCOL Chen FeiCHN 0110/0001 SMK 5:00
Match 3/5 Edith BoschNED Hwang Ye-SeulKOR 0011/0011 3:00 GS
Match 1/2 Lucie DécosseFRA Kerstin ThieleGER 0120/0000 KSG 5:00