| Event type

Heavyweight (>78 kilograms), Women

Date12 August 2016
LocationArena Carioca 2, Parque Olímpico da Barra, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Participants17 from 17 countries

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.

1Émilie AndéolFRAGold
2Idalys OrtizCUBSilver
=3Kanae YamabeJPNBronze
=3Yu SongCHNBronze
=5Kayra SayıtTUR
=5Kim Min-JeongKOR
=7Nihel Cheikh RouhouTUN
=7Tessie SavelkoulsNED
=9Sonia AsselahALG
=9Melissa MojicaPUR
=9Vanessa Martina ZambottiMEX
=9Larisa CerićBIH
=9Kseniya ChibisovaRUS
=9Maria Suelen AlthemanBRA
=9Santa PakenytėLTU
=9Svitlana YaromkaUKR
17Jasmin KülbsGER

Round One (12 August 2016 — 10:00)

Winners advance to round two.

Match 1 Yu SongCHN bye
Match 2 Sonia AsselahALG bye
Match 3 Kayra SayıtTUR bye
Match 4 Melissa MojicaPUR bye
Match 5 Émilie AndéolFRA bye
Match 6 Vanessa Martina ZambottiMEX bye
Match 7 Nihel Cheikh RouhouTUN bye
Match 8 Larisa CerićBIH bye
Match 9 Idalys OrtizCUB bye
Match 10 Kseniya ChibisovaRUS Jasmin KülbsGER 1011/0004 KSK 3:55
Match 11 Kim Min-JeongKOR bye
Match 12 Maria Suelen AlthemanBRA bye
Match 13 Kanae YamabeJPN bye
Match 14 Santa PakenytėLTU bye
Match 15 Svitlana YaromkaUKR bye
Match 16 Tessie SavelkoulsNED bye

Round Two (12 August 2016)

Winners advance to quarter-finals.

Match 1 Yu SongCHN Sonia AsselahALG 1001/0002 HRG 1:42
Match 2 Kayra SayıtTUR Melissa MojicaPUR 1021/0001 YSG 4:00
Match 3 Émilie AndéolFRA Vanessa Martina ZambottiMEX 0001/0002 P12 0:13 GS
Match 4 Nihel Cheikh RouhouTUN Larisa CerićBIH 0002/0003 P16 0:59 GS
Match 5 Idalys OrtizCUB Kseniya ChibisovaRUS 1000/0000 TWG 1:06
Match 6 Kim Min-JeongKOR Maria Suelen AlthemanBRA 0010/0000 SMK 4:00
Match 7 Kanae YamabeJPN Santa PakenytėLTU 1001/0000 OSG 3:11
Match 8 Tessie SavelkoulsNED Svitlana YaromkaUKR 1010/0001 OEJ 3:04

Quarter-Finals (12 August 2016)

Winners advance to semi-finals. Losers advance to repêchage for bronze medal tournament.

Match 1 Yu SongCHN Kayra SayıtTUR 1022/0002 KEG 4:00
Match 2 Émilie AndéolFRA Nihel Cheikh RouhouTUN 0001/0002 P12 0:50 GS
Match 3 Idalys OrtizCUB Kim Min-JeongKOR 1010/0000 YSG 2:47
Match 4 Kanae YamabeJPN Tessie SavelkoulsNED 1011/0000 TOS 3:08

Repêchage (12 August 2016)

Winners advance to bronze medal matches.

Match 1 Kayra SayıtTUR Nihel Cheikh RouhouTUN 1000/0000 YSG 1:18
Match 2 Kim Min-JeongKOR Tessie SavelkoulsNED 1022/0001 SGT 2:48

Semi-Finals (12 August 2016)

Winners advance to gold medal final. Losers advance to bronze medal matches.

Match 1 Émilie AndéolFRA Yu SongCHN 1000/0000 OUG 3:06
Match 2 Idalys OrtizCUB Kanae YamabeJPN 0012/0001 UGO 4:00

Final Round (12 August 2016)

Match 3/5 Kanae YamabeJPN Kayra SayıtTUR 0103/0000 OSG 4:00
Match 3/5 Yu SongCHN Kim Min-JeongKOR 1001/0000 HRM 3:07
Match 1/2 Émilie AndéolFRA Idalys OrtizCUB 1001/0001 YSG 3:11 GS