| Event type

Extra-Lightweight (≤48 kilograms), Women

Date 6 August 2016
LocationArena Carioca 2, Parque Olímpico da Barra, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Participants23 from 23 countries

Heavy favorite in the 48 kg class was the 2012 gold medal winner, Sarah Menezes from Brazil, particularly being in front of her home crowd. However, in the final contest of Pool B, she was defeated by Cuba’s 2015 Pan American Games gold medalist Dayaris Mestre by Shido (penalty). Later in the repêchage she lost again, this time to Mongolian Mönkhbatyn Urantsetseg, who applied an irresistible armbar, resulting in an Ippon (full point). In her next fight, for the bronze medal Urantsetseg had to surrender to Japan’s second-seeded Ami Kondo. In the other bronze medal bout Otgontsetseg Galbadrakhyn from Kazakhstan toppled Mestre with a back-throw.

The two finalists were third-ranked Paula Pareto, the 2008 bronze medalist from Argentina, and Korea’s Jeong Bok-Yeong, bronze medalist at the 2015 World Championships. Jeong sailed through to the final winning every encounter by an Ippon, while Pareto had to go the full distance in most fights winning by Waza-ari (half point). In the final, she also scored a Waza-ari with a Kouchi-gari (small inner reap) after less than two minutes. Although she received two penalties in the last minute, this was enough for medical doctor Pareto to win the first Olympic gold medal for Argentina in any sport by a woman.

1Paula ParetoARGGold
2Jeong Bo-GyeongKORSilver
=3Ami KondoJPNBronze
=3Otgontsetseg GalbadrakhynKAZBronze
=5Mönkhbatyn UrantsetsegMGL
=5Dayaris MestreCUB
=7Sarah MenezesBRA
=7Éva CsernoviczkiHUN
=9Laëtitia PayetFRA
=9Văn Ngọc TúVIE
=9Charline Van SnickBEL
=9Julia FigueroaESP
=9Irina DolgovaRUS
=9Maryna CherniakUKR
=9Edna CarrilloMEX
=9Taciana LimaGBS
=17Chloe RaynerAUS
=17Valentina MoscattITA
=17Monica UngureanuROU
=17Asaramanitra RatiarisonMAD
=17Kim Sol-MiPRK
=17Shira RishonyISR
=17Dilara LokmanhekimTUR

Round One (6 August 2016 — 10:00)

Winners advance to round two.

Match 1 Mönkhbatyn UrantsetsegMGL bye
Match 2 Laëtitia PayetFRA Chloe RaynerAUS 1010/0000 KEG 1:19
Match 3 Jeong Bo-GyeongKOR bye
Match 4 Văn Ngọc TúVIE Valentina MoscattITA 0001/0002 P12 4:00
Match 5 Sarah MenezesBRA bye
Match 6 Charline Van SnickBEL Monica UngureanuROU 1000/0001 SAJ 1:54
Match 7 Julia FigueroaESP bye
Match 8 Dayaris MestreCUB Asaramanitra RatiarisonMAD 0001/0003 P29 4:00
Match 9 Paula ParetoARG bye
Match 10 Irina DolgovaRUS Kim Sol-MiPRK 0100/0001 KUG 4:00
Match 11 Éva CsernoviczkiHUN bye
Match 12 Maryna CherniakUKR Shira RishonyISR 1001/000H P21 2:10
Match 13 Ami KondoJPN bye
Match 14 Edna CarrilloMEX Dilara LokmanhekimTUR 1000/0000 TGO 2:51
Match 15 Otgontsetseg GalbadrakhynKAZ bye
Match 16 Taciana LimaGBS bye

Round Two (6 August 2016)

Winners advance to quarter-finals.

Match 1 Mönkhbatyn UrantsetsegMGL Laëtitia PayetFRA 1000/0000 JGT 1:23
Match 2 Jeong Bo-GyeongKOR Văn Ngọc TúVIE 1020/0001 JGT 4:00
Match 3 Sarah MenezesBRA Charline Van SnickBEL 0010/0000 HRM 4:00
Match 4 Dayaris MestreCUB Julia FigueroaESP 0110/0001 STG 4:00
Match 5 Paula ParetoARG Irina DolgovaRUS 1021/0001 STG 3:23
Match 6 Éva CsernoviczkiHUN Maryna CherniakUKR 0031/0002 YSG 4:00
Match 7 Ami KondoJPN Edna CarrilloMEX 1010/0001 KIK 4:00
Match 8 Otgontsetseg GalbadrakhynKAZ Taciana LimaGBS 0101/0102 P12 1:11 GS

Quarter-Finals (6 August 2016)

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

Match 1 Jeong Bo-GyeongKOR Mönkhbatyn UrantsetsegMGL 1011/000H P21 2:38
Match 2 Dayaris MestreCUB Sarah MenezesBRA 0000/0001 P12 4:00
Match 3 Paula ParetoARG Éva CsernoviczkiHUN 0100/0002 SON 4:00
Match 4 Ami KondoJPN Otgontsetseg GalbadrakhynKAZ 1000/0100 YSG 3:55

Repêchage (6 August 2016)

Winners advance to bronze medal matches.

Match 1 Mönkhbatyn UrantsetsegMGL Sarah MenezesBRA 1001/0001 JGT 0:52 GS
Match 2 Otgontsetseg GalbadrakhynKAZ Éva CsernoviczkiHUN 1001/0001 UNA 3:02

Semi-Finals (6 August 2016)

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

Match 1 Jeong Bo-GyeongKOR Dayaris MestreCUB 1000/0000 KGU 2:22
Match 2 Paula ParetoARG Ami KondoJPN 0101/0000 STG 4:00

Final Round (6 August 2016)

Match 3/5 Ami KondoJPN Mönkhbatyn UrantsetsegMGL 0010/0000 SOT 4:00
Match 3/5 Otgontsetseg GalbadrakhynKAZ Dayaris MestreCUB 1002/0000 UNA 2:02
Match 1/2 Paula ParetoARG Jeong Bo-GyeongKOR 0102/0000 KUG 4:00