Wojdan Shahrkhani Saudi woman makes Olympic history

Judoka Wojdan Shaherkani makes history as the first Saudi Arabian female to compete at the Olympics.

3 Aug 12

Euan Burton GB judo boss criticises players

Team GB

31 Jul 12

Great Britain judo chief Densign White says some GB players have missed a once-in-a-lifetime chance to become Olympic champions.

Saudi Arabia judoka Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shaherkani Saudi Arabian hijab row resolved

Saudi Arabia

31 Jul 12

Saudi Arabia judoka Wojdan Shaherkani will compete at the Olympics after a row over the wearing of a hijab is resolved.

Saudi Arabia judoka Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani No hijab for Saudi Arabia judoka

Saudi Arabia

27 Jul 12

The International Judo Federation says one of Saudi Arabia's two female Olympians will compete without a hijab.

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Final Results

Final results by Athlete
Rank Athlete Country Medal moment
1 Ortiz CUB
2 Sugimoto JPN
3 Bryant GBR
3 Tong CHN
View full results for Women's +78kg

Head to Head

Karina Bryant vs Maria Altheman

Karina Bryant

Karina Bryant Great Britain & N. Ireland flag

London 2012 medals

1

London 2012 appearances

5

Height

1.84m (6'0")

Weight

103kg

Age

35

Maria Altheman

Maria Altheman Brazil flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

5

Height

1.75m (5'9")

Weight

78kg

Age

26

View the London 2012 medallist table