|Date||22 August 2008|
|Location||Beijing Keji Daxue Tiyuguan, Beijing|
|Participants||16 from 16 countries|
|Format||Single-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.
|=9||44||Mouna Ben Abderassoul||MAR|
Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.
|Match #1||Asunción Ocasio||PUR||Elli Mystakidou||GRE||Final Score (1 - 0)|
|Match #2||Helena Fromm||GER||Mariama Barry||GUI||Final Score (6 - 1)|
|Match #3||Karine Sergerie||CAN||Tina Morgan||AUS||Superiority (0 - 0)|
|Match #4||Vanina Sánchez||ARG||Sibel Güler||TUR||Final Score (4 - 0)|
|Match #5||Sandra Šarić||CRO||Toni Rivero||PHI||Final Score (4 - 1)|
|Match #6||Hwang Gyeong-Seon||KOR||Maitha Al-Maktoum||UAE||Final Score (5 - 1)|
|Match #7||Mouna Ben Abderassoul||MAR||Yoriko Okamoto||JPN||Final Score (2 - 0)|
|Match #8||Gwladys Épangue||FRA||Liya Nurkina||KAZ||Final Score (3 - 0)|
Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.
|Match #1||Asunción Ocasio||PUR||Helena Fromm||GER||Final Score (2 - 0)|
|Match #2||Karine Sergerie||CAN||Vanina Sánchez||ARG||Final Score (3 - 0)|
|Match #3||Hwang Gyeong-Seon||KOR||Sandra Šarić||CRO||Final Score (3 - 1)|
|Match #4||Gwladys Épangue||FRA||Mouna Ben Abderassoul||MAR||Superiority (1 - 1)|
Winner of each match advanced to the final round.
|Match #1||Karine Sergerie||CAN||Asunción Ocasio||PUR||Final Score (2 - 0)|
|Match #2||Hwang Gyeong-Seon||KOR||Gwladys Épangue||FRA||Final Score (2 - 1)|
Winner of each match advanced to the bronze medal match.
|Match #1||Asunción Ocasio||PUR||Bye|
|Match #2||Sandra Šarić||CRO||Maitha Al-Maktoum||UAE||Final Score (4 - 0)|
|Match #3||Tina Morgan||AUS||Vanina Sánchez||ARG||Final Score (9 - 2)|
|Match #4||Gwladys Épangue||FRA||Bye|
|Match #1||Sandra Šarić||CRO||Asunción Ocasio||PUR||Final Score (5 - 1)|
|Match #2||Gwladys Épangue||FRA||Tina Morgan||AUS||Final Score (4 - 1)|
|Match 1/2||Hwang Gyeong-Seon||KOR||Karine Sergerie||CAN||Final Score (2 - 1)|