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Lightweight (≤57 kilograms), Women

Date18 September 2000 — 15:00-18:30-20:30-22:00
StatusOlympic
LocationSydney Exhibition Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales (Hall 1 & 2)
Participants23 from 23 countries
FormatTwo single-elimination pools, with winner of each pool advanced to the final. All judoka losing to the finalists in each pool advanced to repêchage pools, with the winners of the repêchage pools earning bronze medals.

Since the mid-90s, this class was led by two athletes – Spain’s Isabel Fernández and Cuba’s Driulys González. They had met in the last two World Championship finals, Fernández winning in 1997 and González in 1999. At Atlanta in 1996, González had won Olympic gold, with Fernández taking bronze. González had a slight edge in their matches, entering Sydney with five victories and only two losses in their bouts against each other. They made it to the final comfortably, although Fernández won her three matches going the limit. The final was a dull, passive affair, with Fernández winning.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Isabel FernándezESPGold
2Driulys GonzálezCUBSilver
=3Kie KusakabeJPNBronze
=3Mária PekliAUSBronze
=5Cinzia CavazzutiITA
=5Shen JunCHN
=7Barbara HarelFRA
=7Zülfiyyə HüseynovaAZE
=9Khishigbatyn Erdenet-OdMGL
=9Marisabel LombaBEL
=9Pernilla AnderssonSWE
=9Tânia FerreiraBRA
=13Ellen WilsonUSA
=13Françoise NgueleCMR
ACCheryle PeelGBR
ACFilipa CavalleriPOR
ACJessica GalNED
ACLaurie PaceMLT
ACLudmila CristeaMDA
ACMichaela VernerováCZE
ACMichelle BuckinghamCAN
ACOrit Bar-OnISR
ACRose Marie KouahoCIV

Pool A (18 September 2000)

Round One (18 September 2000)

Match #1 Isabel FernándezESP
Ippon/Ura-nage (1:45)
Khishigbatyn Erdenet-OdMGL
Match #2 Mária PekliAUS
Waza-ari/Non-Combativity (4:00)
Zülfiyyə HüseynovaAZE
Match #3 Jessica GalNED
Yuko/Go-Outside-Contest-Area (4:00)
Ludmila CristeaMDA

Quarter-Finals (18 September 2000)

Match #1 Kie KusakabeJPN
Waza-ari awasete Ippon/Seoi-nage (4:00)
Cheryle PeelGBR
Match #2 Isabel FernándezESP
Yuko/Defensive-Posture (4:00)
Ellen WilsonUSA
Match #3 Mária PekliAUS
Yuko/Seoi-nage (4:00)
Françoise NgueleCMR
Match #4 Pernilla AnderssonSWE
Hantei/Yusei-gachi (4:00)
Jessica GalNED

Semi-Finals (18 September 2000)

Match #1 Isabel FernándezESP
Koka/Shido/Yusei-gachi (4:00)
Kie KusakabeJPN
Match #2 Mária PekliAUS
Waza-ari/Non-Combativity (4:00)
Pernilla AnderssonSWE

Final Round (18 September 2000)

Match #1 Isabel FernándezESP
Hantei/Yusei-gachi (4:00)
Mária PekliAUS

Repêchage (18 September 2000)

Match #1 Khishigbatyn Erdenet-OdMGL
Ippon/Sode-tsuri-komi-goshi (1:42)
Ellen WilsonUSA
Match #2 Kie KusakabeJPN
Yuko/Sumi-otoshi (4:00)
Khishigbatyn Erdenet-OdMGL
Match #3 Zülfiyyə HüseynovaAZE
Ippon/Kusure-kesa-gatame (2:16)
Françoise NgueleCMR
Match #4 Zülfiyyə HüseynovaAZE
Waza-ari/Uki-goshi (4:00)
Pernilla AnderssonSWE
Match #5 Kie KusakabeJPN
Ippon/O-soto-gari (0:15)
Zülfiyyə HüseynovaAZE
Match 3/4 Kie KusakabeJPN
Ippon/O-soto-gari (0:44)
Shen JunCHN

Pool B (18 September 2000)

Round One (18 September 2000)

Match #1 Cinzia CavazzutiITA
Koka/Non-Combativity (4:00)
Michaela VernerováCZE
Match #2 Tânia FerreiraBRA
Waza-ari/Sasae-tsuri-komi-ashi (4:00)
Michelle BuckinghamCAN
Match #3 Marisabel LombaBEL
Ippon/Osae-komi-waza (3:36)
Rose Marie KouahoCIV
Match #4 Barbara HarelFRA
Ippon/Uchi-mata (0:58)
Laurie PaceMLT

Quarter-Finals (18 September 2000)

Match #1 Cinzia CavazzutiITA
Yuko/Ippon Seoi-nage (4:00)
Filipa CavalleriPOR
Match #2 Shen JunCHN
Ippon/Kusure-kami-shiho-gatame (3:25)
Tânia FerreiraBRA
Match #3 Marisabel LombaBEL
Yuko/Uchi-makikomi (4:00)
Orit Bar-OnISR
Match #4 Driulys GonzálezCUB
Ippon/Seukui-nage (0:56)
Barbara HarelFRA

Semi-Finals (18 September 2000)

Match #1 Shen JunCHN
Hantei/Yusei-gachi (4:00)
Cinzia CavazzutiITA
Match #2 Driulys GonzálezCUB
Yuko/O-uchi-gari (4:00)
Marisabel LombaBEL

Final Round (18 September 2000)

Match #1 Driulys GonzálezCUB
Yuko/O-uchi-gari (4:00)
Shen JunCHN

Repêchage (18 September 2000)

Match #1 Cinzia CavazzutiITA
Waza-ari/Kuchiki-taoshi (4:00)
Tânia FerreiraBRA
Match #2 Barbara HarelFRA
Ippon/Ura-nage (1:28)
Marisabel LombaBEL
Match #3 Cinzia CavazzutiITA
Yuko/Uchi-mata (4:00)
Barbara HarelFRA
Match 3/4 Mária PekliAUS
Koka/Yusei-gachi (4:00)
Cinzia CavazzutiITA

Final Round (18 September 2000)

Match 1/2 Isabel FernándezESP
Waza-ari/O-uchi-gari (4:00)
Driulys GonzálezCUB