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Welterweight (≤67 kilograms), Women

Date22 August 2008
StatusOlympic
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.

PosNrFighterNOC
143Hwang Gyeong-SeonKORGold
235Karine SergerieCANSilver
=337Gwladys ÉpangueFRABronze
=336Sandra ŠarićCROBronze
=534Tina MorganAUS
=546Asunción OcasioPUR
=748Maitha Al-MaktoumUAE
=733Vanina SánchezARG
=938Helena FrommGER
=944Mouna Ben AbderassoulMAR
=1140Mariama BarryGUI
=1147Sibel GülerTUR
=1139Elli MystakidouGRE
=1142Liya NurkinaKAZ
=1141Yoriko OkamotoJPN
=1145Toni RiveroPHI

Round One (22 August 2008 — 11:00)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Asunción OcasioPUR Elli MystakidouGRE Final Score (1 - 0)
Match #2 Helena FrommGER Mariama BarryGUI Final Score (6 - 1)
Match #3 Karine SergerieCAN Tina MorganAUS Superiority (0 - 0)
Match #4 Vanina SánchezARG Sibel GülerTUR Final Score (4 - 0)
Match #5 Sandra ŠarićCRO Toni RiveroPHI Final Score (4 - 1)
Match #6 Hwang Gyeong-SeonKOR Maitha Al-MaktoumUAE Final Score (5 - 1)
Match #7 Mouna Ben AbderassoulMAR Yoriko OkamotoJPN Final Score (2 - 0)
Match #8 Gwladys ÉpangueFRA Liya NurkinaKAZ Final Score (3 - 0)

Quarter-Finals (22 August 2008 — 16:00)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Asunción OcasioPUR Helena FrommGER Final Score (2 - 0)
Match #2 Karine SergerieCAN Vanina SánchezARG Final Score (3 - 0)
Match #3 Hwang Gyeong-SeonKOR Sandra ŠarićCRO Final Score (3 - 1)
Match #4 Gwladys ÉpangueFRA Mouna Ben AbderassoulMAR Superiority (1 - 1)

Semi-Finals (22 August 2008 — 17:30)

Winner of each match advanced to the final round.

Match #1 Karine SergerieCAN Asunción OcasioPUR Final Score (2 - 0)
Match #2 Hwang Gyeong-SeonKOR Gwladys ÉpangueFRA Final Score (2 - 1)

Repêchage Round One (22 August 2008 — 18:30)

Winner of each match advanced to the bronze medal match.

Match #1 Asunción OcasioPUR Bye
Match #2 Sandra ŠarićCRO Maitha Al-MaktoumUAE Final Score (4 - 0)
Match #3 Tina MorganAUS Vanina SánchezARG Final Score (9 - 2)
Match #4 Gwladys ÉpangueFRA Bye

Bronze Medal Matches (22 August 2008 — 19:30)

Match #1 Sandra ŠarićCRO Asunción OcasioPUR Final Score (5 - 1)
Match #2 Gwladys ÉpangueFRA Tina MorganAUS Final Score (4 - 1)

Final Round (22 August 2008 — 20:15)

Match 1/2 Hwang Gyeong-SeonKOR Karine SergerieCAN Final Score (2 - 1)