| Event type

Heavyweight (>67 kilograms), Women

Date27 July 2021
LocationMakuhari Messe, 2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Participants15 from 15 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament. All fighters losing to the finalists in each pool advance to repêchage tournament for the bronze medal.

Britain’s three-time world champion since 2015, Bianca Walkden, was the strong favorite for the Tokyo gold medal but was surprisingly beaten in her semi-final bout against South Korean Lee Da-Bin by a close 25-24. Walkden went on to win a bronze medal. In the final, Lee was beaten 10-7 by Milica Mandić from Serbia, the third seed and London 2012 gold medal winner. The other bronze medal was won by Althéa Laurin from France.

1Milica MandićSRBGold
2Lee Da-BinKORSilver
=3Althéa LaurinFRABronze
=3Bianca WalkdenGBRBronze
=5Aminata TraoréCIV
=5Aleksandra KowalczukPOL
=7Katherine RodríguezDOM
=7Faith OgalloKEN
=9Zheng ShuyinCHN
=9Cansel DenizKAZ
=11Reba StewartAUS
=11Keyla ÁvilaHON
=11Briseida AcostaMEX
=11Nafia KuşTUR
=11Svetlana OsipovaUZB

Round One

Date27 July 2021 — 10:00
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.
Match #127 Jul 10:00Katherine RodríguezDOMGolden pointNafia KuşTUR
Match #227 Jul 10:30Lee Da-BinKORFinal scoreAminata TraoréCIV
Match #327 Jul 11:00Cansel DenizKAZFinal scoreSvetlana OsipovaUZB
Match #427 Jul 11:30Zheng ShuyinCHNFinal scoreKeyla ÁvilaHON
Match #527 Jul 12:00Althéa LaurinFRAFinal scoreBriseida AcostaMEX
Match #627 Jul 12:30Aleksandra KowalczukPOLFinal scoreReba StewartAUS
Match #727 Jul 13:00Milica MandićSRBFinal scoreFaith OgalloKEN
Match #827 Jul 13:30Bianca WalkdenGBRbye


Date27 July 2021 — 14:00
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.
Match #127 Jul 14:00Lee Da-BinKORFinal scoreKatherine RodríguezDOM
Match #227 Jul 14:30Bianca WalkdenGBRFinal scoreCansel DenizKAZ
Match #327 Jul 15:00Althéa LaurinFRAFinal scoreZheng ShuyinCHN
Match #427 Jul 15:30Milica MandićSRBFinal scoreAleksandra KowalczukPOL


Date27 July 2021 — 16:00
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the final round.
Match #127 Jul 16:00Lee Da-BinKORFinal scoreBianca WalkdenGBR
Match #227 Jul 16:30Milica MandićSRBFinal scoreAlthéa LaurinFRA

Repêchage Round One

Date27 July 2021 — 19:00
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the bronze medal match.
Match #127 Jul 19:00Aminata TraoréCIVFinal scoreKatherine RodríguezDOM
Match #227 Jul 19:30Aleksandra KowalczukPOLFinal scoreFaith OgalloKEN

Final Round

Date27 July 2021 — 21:30
Match 1/227 Jul 21:30Milica MandićSRBFinal scoreLee Da-BinKOR
Match 3/527 Jul 20:30Althéa LaurinFRAReferee stops contestAminata TraoréCIV
Match 3/527 Jul 21:00Bianca WalkdenGBRFinal scoreAleksandra KowalczukPOL