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Brian Cazeneuve's
2004 Olympic Medal Picks
Judo
U.S. OUTLOOK: Jimmy Pedro returns from two years of retirement and could add to his '96 bronze. Ronda Rousey, 17, a future star at 63 kg, takes after her mom, AnnMaria, a 1984 world champ.
Men's 60 kg (132 lbs.)
Gold Japan Tadahiro Nomura
Silver Tunisia Anis Lounifi
Bronze Great Britain Craig Fallon
Bronze Austria Ludwig Paischer
Nomura would be the first judoka to win three Olympic titles.
Men's 66 kg (145 lbs.)
Gold Iran Arash Miresmaeili
Silver France Larbi Benboudaoud
Bronze Azerbaijan Elchin Ismaylov
Bronze Cuba Yordanis Arencibia
Miresmaeili, 23, has been on Iran's national team since age 15.
Men's 73 kg (161 lbs.)
Gold South Korea Lee Won Hee
Silver Russia Vitali Makarov
Bronze France Daniel Fernandes
Bronze U.S. Jimmy Pedro
In their only match Pedro defeated Lee at the 2003 Korean Open.
Men's 81 kg (178 lbs.)
Gold Switzerland Sergei Aschwanden
Silver Estonia Alexei Budolin
Bronze Greece Ilias Iliadis
Bronze Germany Florian Wanner
Sergei's Kenyan mom chose the Russian name, though he has no Russian blood.
Men's 90 kg (198 lbs.)
Gold Georgia Zurab Zviadauri
Silver Brazil Carlos Honorato
Bronze South Korea Hwang Hee Tee
Bronze Netherlands Mark Huizinga
Sydney champ Huizinga is an officer in the Royal Dutch Air Force.
Men's 100 kg (220 lbs.)
Gold Japan Kosei Inoue
Silver Belarus Ihar Makarau
Bronze Brazil Mario Sabino Junior
Bronze France Ghislain Lemaire
Here's a superstition: Inoue cleans his room before every tournament.
Men's 100+ kg (220+ lbs.)
Gold Netherlands Dennis van der Geest
Silver Japan Keiji Suzuki
Bronze Russia Tamerlan Tmenov
Bronze Brazil Daniel Hernandes
Suzuki upset world champ Yasuyoki Muneta at the Japanese trials.
Women's 48 kg (106 lbs.)
Gold North Korea Ri Kyong Ok
Silver Japan Ryoko Tani
Bronze Romania Alina Dumitru
Bronze France Frederique Jossinet
Ryoko Tamura's wedding to baseball star Yoshitomo Tani was on national TV.
Women's 52 kg (114 lbs.)
Gold Cuba Amarilis Savon
Silver China Xian Dongmei
Bronze France Annabelle Euranie
Bronze South Korea Lee Eun Hee
Savon moved up in weight to win 2003 worlds after becoming a mother.
Women's 57 kg (125 lbs.)
Gold Cuba Yurisleidis Lupetey
Silver North Korea Kye Sun Hui
Bronze Germany Yvonne Boenisch
Bronze Netherlands Deborah Gravenstijn
No North Korean athlete struck gold at the Sydney Olympics.
Women's 63 kg (139 lbs.)
Gold Cuba Driulis Gonzalez
Silver Italy Ylenia Scapin
Bronze Argentina Daniela Krukower
Bronze Germany Anna Von Harnier
In three Olympics, Gonzalez has won gold, silver and bronze.
Women's 70 kg (154 lbs.)
Gold Japan Masae Ueno
Silver Cuba Anaisis Hernandez
Bronze China Qin Dongya
Bronze Netherlands Edith Bosch
World No. 2 Regla Zulueta is ineligible after defecting to the U.S. from Cuba.
Women's 78 kg (172 lbs.)
Gold Japan Noriko Anno
Silver Cuba Yurisel Laborde
Bronze Brazil Ednanci Silva
Bronze Netherlands Claudia Zwiers
Anno, a four-time world champ, has never won an Olympic medal.
Women's 78+ kg (172+ lbs.)
Gold China Sun Fuming
Silver Russia Tea Donguzashvili
Bronze Japan Maki Tsukada
Bronze Great Britain Karina Bryant
Sun, the champion in 1996, failed to make the Chinese team in 2000.
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