| Event type

Welterweight (≤67 kilograms), Women

Date22 August 2008
LocationBeijing Keji Daxue Tiyuguan, Beijing
Participants16 from 16 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament. All fighters losing to the finalists in each pool advance to repêchage tournament for the bronze medal.

Hwang Gyeong-Seon was a bronze medalist in this class at Athens in 2004, but had won the World Championships in both 2005 and 2007. At both Worlds, she had defeated France’s Gwladys Épangue in the final. In Beijing the two would meet again, but this time in the semi-final, with the result the same, as Hwang advanced to the final. There she met Canadian Karine Sergerie, a 2007 World Champion as a lightweight, but who had to move up in weight because her class was not contested at the Olympics. Sergerie led the final through the first round, 1-0, but it was tied 1-1 after two rounds. In the final round, Hwang scored with a kick with 35 seconds remaining to win the gold medal, 2-1, and would return in 2012 to defend her Olympic gold medal.

Épangue came through to win a bronze medal in Beijing, and she would end her streak of not quite winning gold with victories at the 2009 and 2011 World Championships, moving up to the middleweight class in 2011.

1Hwang Gyeong-SeonKORGold
2Karine SergerieCANSilver
=3Gwladys ÉpangueFRABronze
=3Sandra ŠarićCROBronze
=5Tina MorganAUS
=5Asunción OcasioPUR
=7Maitha Al-MaktoumUAE
=7Vanina SánchezARG
=9Helena FrommGER
=9Mouna Ben AbderassoulMAR
=11Mariama BarryGUI
=11Sibel GülerTUR
=11Elli MystakidouGRE
=11Liya NurkinaKAZ
=11Yoriko OkamotoJPN
=11Toni RiveroPHI

Round One

Date22 August 2008 — 11:00
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.
Match #122 Aug 11:00Asunción OcasioPURFinal scoreElli MystakidouGRE
Match #222 Aug 11:15Helena FrommGERFinal scoreMariama BarryGUI
Match #322 Aug 11:30Karine SergerieCANSuperiorityTina MorganAUS
Match #422 Aug 11:45Vanina SánchezARGFinal scoreSibel GülerTUR
Match #522 Aug 12:00Sandra ŠarićCROFinal scoreToni RiveroPHI
Match #622 Aug 12:15Hwang Gyeong-SeonKORFinal scoreMaitha Al-MaktoumUAE
Match #722 Aug 12:30Mouna Ben AbderassoulMARFinal scoreYoriko OkamotoJPN
Match #822 Aug 12:45Gwladys ÉpangueFRAFinal scoreLiya NurkinaKAZ


Date22 August 2008 — 16:00
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.
Match #122 Aug 16:00Asunción OcasioPURFinal scoreHelena FrommGER
Match #222 Aug 16:15Karine SergerieCANFinal scoreVanina SánchezARG
Match #322 Aug 16:30Hwang Gyeong-SeonKORFinal scoreSandra ŠarićCRO
Match #422 Aug 16:45Gwladys ÉpangueFRASuperiorityMouna Ben AbderassoulMAR


Date22 August 2008 — 17:30
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the final round.
Match #122 Aug 17:30Karine SergerieCANFinal scoreAsunción OcasioPUR
Match #222 Aug 17:45Hwang Gyeong-SeonKORFinal scoreGwladys ÉpangueFRA

Repêchage Round One

Date22 August 2008 — 18:30
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the bronze medal match.
Match #122 AugAsunción OcasioPUR
Match #222 Aug 18:30Sandra ŠarićCROFinal scoreMaitha Al-MaktoumUAE
Match #322 Aug 18:45Tina MorganAUSFinal scoreVanina SánchezARG
Match #422 AugGwladys ÉpangueFRA

Final Round

Date22 August 2008 — 20:15
Match 1/222 Aug 20:15Hwang Gyeong-SeonKORFinal scoreKarine SergerieCAN
Match 3/522 Aug 19:30Sandra ŠarićCROFinal scoreAsunción OcasioPUR
Match 3/522 Aug 19:45Gwladys ÉpangueFRAFinal scoreTina MorganAUS