| Event type

Heavyweight (>67 kilograms), Women

Date30 September 2000
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.

Chen Zhong was World Champion in 1999 in the middleweight class. Because of the change in weight classes at the Olympics, she moved up to the heavyweight division in Sydney. In the quarter-finals, her biggest rivals were drawn against each other. Nataliya Ivanova (RUS) had been silver medalist at the 1997 World Championships in the heavyweight division, while in 1999, Dominique Bosshart of Canada placed second at the heavyweight worlds. In Sydney, Ivanova defeated Bosshart, 8-6. After comfortable semi-final wins, Chen defeated Ivanova for the gold medal. Bosshart won the repêchage round to earn the bronze medal.

1081Chen ZhongCHNGold
2089Nataliya IvanovaRUSSilver
3080Dominique BosshartCANBronze
4082Nataša VezmarCRO
=5090Adriana CarmonaVEN
=5087Mounia BourguigueMAR
7079Tanya WhiteAUS
=8084Ireane RuízESP
=8086Myriam BaverelFRA
=10088Lee Wan YuenMAS
=10083Sonallis MayanCUB
=10085Veera LiukkonenFIN

Round One (30 September 2000)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Adriana CarmonaVEN Bye
Match #2 Myriam BaverelFRA Lee Wan YuenMAS Final Score (8 - 4)
Match #3 Chen ZhongCHN Tanya WhiteAUS Final Score (6 - 0)
Match #4 Mounia BourguigueMAR Bye
Match #5 Nataliya IvanovaRUS Bye
Match #6 Dominique BosshartCAN Veera LiukkonenFIN Final Score (5 - 4)
Match #7 Ireane RuízESP Sonallis MayanCUB Final Score (3 - 0)
Match #8 Nataša VezmarCRO Bye

Quarter-Finals (30 September 2000)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Adriana CarmonaVEN Myriam BaverelFRA Final Score (8 - 3)
Match #2 Chen ZhongCHN Mounia BourguigueMAR Final Score (5 - 3)
Match #3 Nataliya IvanovaRUS Dominique BosshartCAN Final Score (8 - 6)
Match #4 Nataša VezmarCRO Ireane RuízESP Final Score (7 - 4)

Semi-Finals (30 September 2000)

Winner of each match advanced to the final round.

Match #1 Chen ZhongCHN Adriana CarmonaVEN Final Score (8 - 6)
Match #2 Nataliya IvanovaRUS Nataša VezmarCRO Final Score (6 - 4)

Repêchage Round One (30 September 2000)

Winner of each match advanced to the repêchage round two.

Match #1 Adriana CarmonaVEN Bye
Match #2 Dominique BosshartCAN Bye
Match #3 Mounia BourguigueMAR Tanya WhiteAUS Final Score (3 - 1)
Match #4 Nataša VezmarCRO Bye

Repêchage Round Two (30 September 2000)

Winner of each match advanced to the bronze medal match.

Match #1 Dominique BosshartCAN Adriana CarmonaVEN Final Score (9 - 8)
Match #2 Nataša VezmarCRO Mounia BourguigueMAR Final Score (4 - 1)

Final Round (30 September 2000)

Match 1/2 Chen ZhongCHN Nataliya IvanovaRUS Final Score (8 - 3)
Match 3/4 Dominique BosshartCAN Nataša VezmarCRO Final Score (11 - 8)