| Event type

Featherweight (≤57 kilograms), Women

Date25 July 2021
LocationMakuhari Messe, 2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Participants17 from 17 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament. All fighters losing to the finalists in each pool advance to repêchage tournament for the bronze medal.

American Taekwondo fighter Anastasija Zolotic, whose parents were immigrants from Bosnia-Herzegovina, earned the gold medal for her new home country against Tatyana Minina from the Russian Olympic Committee by 25-17. Minina was the reigning three-time European champion. Zolotic made history by becoming the first American woman to win Olympic Taekwondo gold.

Heavy favorite and number one seed, the reigning world champion and two-time Olympic champion Jade Jones from Great Britain, lost her first-round bout against refugee Kimia Alizadeh and was eliminated. The bronze medals went to Lo Chia-Ling from Chinese Taipei and Hatice Kübra İlgün from Türkiye.

1Anastasija ZoloticUSAGold
2Tatyana MininaROCSilver
=3Lo Chia-LingTPEBronze
=3Hatice Kübra İlgünTURBronze
=5Kimia AlizadehEOR
=5Tekiath Ben YessoufNIG
=7Fani TzeliGRE
=7Nada LaarajMAR
=9Skylar ParkCAN
=9Zhou LijunCHN
=11Stacey HymerAUS
=11Nishy LindoCRC
=11Jade JonesGBR
=11Mayu HamadaJPN
=11Lee A-ReumKOR
=11Patrycja AdamkiewiczPOL
17Nahid KiyaniIRI

Round Two

Date25 July 2021 — 10:00
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.
Match #125 Jul 10:00Tekiath Ben YessoufNIGFinal scoreMayu HamadaJPN
Match #225 Jul 10:30Tatyana MininaROCFinal scoreFani TzeliGRE
Match #325 Jul 11:00Zhou LijunCHNFinal scorePatrycja AdamkiewiczPOL
Match #425 Jul 11:30Kimia AlizadehEORFinal scoreJade JonesGBR
Match #525 Jul 12:00Hatice Kübra İlgünTURFinal scoreNishy LindoCRC
Match #625 Jul 12:30Anastasija ZoloticUSAFinal scoreNada LaarajMAR
Match #725 Jul 13:00Lo Chia-LingTPEGolden pointLee A-ReumKOR
Match #825 Jul 13:30Skylar ParkCANFinal scoreStacey HymerAUS

Round One

Date25 July 2021 — 19:45
Match #125 Jul 19:45Kimia AlizadehEORFinal scoreNahid KiyaniIRI


Date25 July 2021 — 14:00
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.
Match #125 Jul 14:00Tatyana MininaROCFinal scoreTekiath Ben YessoufNIG
Match #225 Jul 14:30Kimia AlizadehEORFinal scoreZhou LijunCHN
Match #325 Jul 15:00Anastasija ZoloticUSAFinal scoreHatice Kübra İlgünTUR
Match #425 Jul 15:30Lo Chia-LingTPEFinal scoreSkylar ParkCAN


Date25 July 2021 — 16:00
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the final round.
Match #125 Jul 16:00Tatyana MininaROCFinal scoreKimia AlizadehEOR
Match #225 Jul 16:30Anastasija ZoloticUSAFinal scoreLo Chia-LingTPE

Repêchage Round One

Date25 July 2021 — 19:00
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the bronze medal match.
Match #125 Jul 19:00Tekiath Ben YessoufNIGGolden pointFani TzeliGRE
Match #225 Jul 19:30Hatice Kübra İlgünTURFinal scoreNada LaarajMAR

Final Round

Date25 July 2021 — 21:30
Match 1/225 Jul 21:30Anastasija ZoloticUSAFinal scoreTatyana MininaROC
Match 3/525 Jul 20:30Lo Chia-LingTPEFinal scoreTekiath Ben YessoufNIG
Match 3/525 Jul 21:00Hatice Kübra İlgünTURFinal scoreKimia AlizadehEOR