| Event type

Flyweight (≤49 kilograms), Women

Date20 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.

Wu Jingyu of China had won the 2007 World Championships as a finweight, not an Olympic class. The 2007 flyweight World Champion was Spain’s Brigitte Yagüe, who had won silver at the 2005 Worlds, but was not present in Beijing. In her absence Wu had a relatively easy route to the final where she met Thailand’s 17-year-old Buttree Puedpong. The final was relatively close, but Wu was in control throughout and won 1 to -1, with Puedpong being penalized for passivity. Wu would repeat her World Championship as a finweight in 2011, and defend her gold medal in this class at London in 2012. Puedpong won a bronze medal in the finweight class at the 2009 World Championships.

1Wu JingyuCHNGold
2Buttree PuedpongTHASilver
=3Dalia ContrerasVENBronze
=3Daynelli MontejoCUBBronze
=5Milka AkinyiKEN
=5Yang Shu-ChunTPE
=7Trần Thị Ngọc TrúcVIE
=7Hanna ZajcSWE
=9Charlotte CraigUSA
=9Sara Khoshjamal FekriIRI
=11Manuela BezzolaSUI
=11Ivett GondaCAN
=11Sümeyye GülecGER
=11Gladys MoraCOL
=11Theresa TonaPNG
=11Ghizlane ThoudaliMAR

Round One

Date20 August 2008 — 9:00
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.
Match #120 Aug 9:00Yang Shu-ChunTPEFinal scoreGladys MoraCOL
Match #220 Aug 9:15Sara Khoshjamal FekriIRIFinal scoreGhizlane ThoudaliMAR
Match #320 Aug 9:30Wu JingyuCHNFinal scoreMilka AkinyiKEN
Match #420 Aug 9:45Hanna ZajcSWEFinal scoreIvett GondaCAN
Match #520 Aug 10:00Dalia ContrerasVENFinal scoreSümeyye GülecGER
Match #620 Aug 10:15Charlotte CraigUSAFinal scoreManuela BezzolaSUI
Match #720 Aug 10:30Trần Thị Ngọc TrúcVIEFinal scoreTheresa TonaPNG
Match #820 Aug 10:45Buttree PuedpongTHAFinal scoreDaynelli MontejoCUB


Date20 August 2008 — 15:00
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.
Match #120 Aug 15:00Yang Shu-ChunTPEFinal scoreSara Khoshjamal FekriIRI
Match #220 Aug 15:15Wu JingyuCHNFinal scoreHanna ZajcSWE
Match #320 Aug 15:30Dalia ContrerasVENFinal scoreCharlotte CraigUSA
Match #420 Aug 15:45Buttree PuedpongTHAFinal scoreTrần Thị Ngọc TrúcVIE


Date20 August 2008 — 17:00
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the final round.
Match #120 Aug 17:00Wu JingyuCHNFinal scoreYang Shu-ChunTPE
Match #220 Aug 17:15Buttree PuedpongTHASuperiorityDalia ContrerasVEN

Repêchage Round One

Date20 August 2008 — 18:00
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the bronze medal match.
Match #120 AugYang Shu-ChunTPE
Match #220 Aug 18:00Daynelli MontejoCUBFinal scoreTrần Thị Ngọc TrúcVIE
Match #320 Aug 18:15Milka AkinyiKENSuperiorityHanna ZajcSWE
Match #420 AugDalia ContrerasVEN

Final Round

Date20 August 2008 — 20:00
Match 1/220 Aug 20:00Wu JingyuCHNFinal scoreButtree PuedpongTHA
Match 3/520 Aug 19:00Daynelli MontejoCUBFinal scoreYang Shu-ChunTPE
Match 3/520 Aug 19:15Dalia ContrerasVENFinal scoreMilka AkinyiKEN