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Featherweight (≤57 kilograms), Women

Date28 September 2000
StatusOlympic
LocationState Sports Centre, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Participants12 from 12 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament. All fighters losing to the finalists in each pool advance to repêchage tournament for the bronze medal.

Jung Jae-Eun (KOR) had won the 1997 and 1999 world titles. She was the heavy favorite and did not disappoint. She won her opening match 8-1, and survived a tight match, 2-1, in the semi-finals against Turkey’s Hamide Bikçin. In the final, Jung faced the Vietnamese fighter, Trần Hiếu Ngân, and won 2-0. Trần’s silver medal was the first ever won in the Olympics by any Vietnamese athlete. Bikçin won the bronze medal.

PosNrFighterNOC
1032Jeong Jae-EunKORGold
2038Trần Hiếu NgânVIESilver
3037Hamide BıkçınTURBronze
4033Virginia LourensNED
=5031Cristiana CorsiITA
=5034Jasmin StrachanPHI
7036Cheryl-Ann SankarTTO
=8030Areti AthanasopoulouGRE
=8035Hsu Chih-LingTPE
=10028Carmen SilvaBRA
=10027Cynthia CameronAUS
=10029Shimaa AfifiEGY

Round One (28 September 2000 — 9:00)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Hamide BıkçınTUR Bye
Match #2 Hsu Chih-LingTPE Cynthia CameronAUS Final Score (6 - 0)
Match #3 Cristiana CorsiITA Carmen SilvaBRA Final Score (5 - 2)
Match #4 Jeong Jae-EunKOR Bye
Match #5 Virginia LourensNED Bye
Match #6 Areti AthanasopoulouGRE Shimaa AfifiEGY Superiority (7 - 7)
Match #7 Trần Hiếu NgânVIE Cheryl-Ann SankarTTO Final Score (2 - 0)
Match #8 Jasmin StrachanPHI Bye

Quarter-Finals (28 September 2000 — 11:30)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Hamide BıkçınTUR Hsu Chih-LingTPE Final Score (6 - 3)
Match #2 Jeong Jae-EunKOR Cristiana CorsiITA Final Score (8 - 1)
Match #3 Virginia LourensNED Areti AthanasopoulouGRE Final Score (8 - 6)
Match #4 Trần Hiếu NgânVIE Jasmin StrachanPHI Final Score (8 - 3)

Semi-Finals (28 September 2000 — 15:30)

Winner of each match advanced to the final round.

Match #1 Jeong Jae-EunKOR Hamide BıkçınTUR Final Score (3 - 2)
Match #2 Trần Hiếu NgânVIE Virginia LourensNED Final Score (9 - 6)

Repêchage Round One (28 September 2000 — 17:00)

Winner of each match advanced to the repêchage round two.

Match #1 Hamide BıkçınTUR Bye
Match #2 Jasmin StrachanPHI Cheryl-Ann SankarTTO Superiority (5 - 5)
Match #3 Cristiana CorsiITA Bye
Match #4 Virginia LourensNED Bye

Repêchage Round Two (28 September 2000 — 19:30)

Winner of each match advanced to the bronze medal match.

Match #1 Hamide BıkçınTUR Jasmin StrachanPHI Final Score (9 - 3)
Match #2 Virginia LourensNED Cristiana CorsiITA Final Score (6 - 5)

Final Round (28 September 2000 — 20:30)

Match 1/2 Jeong Jae-EunKOR Trần Hiếu NgânVIE Final Score (2 - 0)
Match 3/4 Hamide BıkçınTUR Virginia LourensNED Final Score (7 - 5)