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Featherweight (≤57 kilograms), Women

Date27 August 2004
StatusOlympic
LocationKleisto Gymnastirio Falirou, Olympiako Syngrotima Papaliakis Zonis Falirou, Faliro
Participants15 from 15 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament. All fighters losing to the finalists in each pool advance to repêchage tournament for the bronze medal.

The favorites were Jang Ji-Won (KOR), who was World Champion in 2001, and Iridia Salazar of Mexico, who was the featherweight runner-up at the 2001 and 2003 World Championships. The U.S. entrant was Nia Abdallah, who was bronze medalist at the 2003 Pan American Games, but was not considered in the class of Jang or Salazar. Her only previous international competition had come at the Pan-Ams. Nobody was dominant during this competition, as Jang, Salazar, and Abdallah all won closely fought quarter-final matches, Salazar prevailing only on superiority over Uzbekistan’s Irina Kaydashova. In the semi-finals, the two favorites, Jang and Salazar, were unfortunate to be drawn against each other. Abdallah also narrowly escaped, winning by superiority over Thailand’s Nootcharin Sukkhongdumnoen. The final was again quite close, but Jang won the gold medal over Abdallah, 2-1. Salazar prevailed in the bronze medal round.

PosNrFighterNOC
139Jang Ji-WonKORGold
245Nia AbdallahUSASilver
340Iridia SalazarMEXBronze
435Sonia ReyesESP
=538Cristiana CorsiITA
=543Nootcharin SukkhongdumnoenTHA
=742Margarita MkrtychanRUS
=732Mariam BahCIV
=946Irina KaydashovaUZB
=944Chi Shu-JuTPE
=1133Paola Andrea DelgadoCOL
=1141Aleksandra UścińskaPOL
=1137Areti AthanasopoulouGRE
=1134Abeer EssawyEGY
=1136Gwladys ÉpangueFRA

Round One (27 August 2004 — 9:00)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Irina KaydashovaUZB Bye
Match #2 Iridia SalazarMEX Paola Andrea DelgadoCOL Final Score (5 - 2)
Match #3 Sonia ReyesESP Aleksandra UścińskaPOL Final Score (11 - 2)
Match #4 Jang Ji-WonKOR Mariam BahCIV Final Score (9 - 2)
Match #5 1 Nootcharin SukkhongdumnoenTHA Areti AthanasopoulouGRE 2Superiority (6 - 6)
Match #6 Chi Shu-JuTPE Abeer EssawyEGY Final Score (8 - 0)
Match #7 Nia AbdallahUSA Margarita MkrtychanRUS Final Score (16 - 9)
Match #8 Cristiana CorsiITA Gwladys ÉpangueFRA Final Score (2 - 0)

Quarter-Finals (27 August 2004 — 10:24)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Iridia SalazarMEX Irina KaydashovaUZB Superiority (7 - 7)
Match #2 Jang Ji-WonKOR Sonia ReyesESP Final Score (3 - 2)
Match #3 Nootcharin SukkhongdumnoenTHA Chi Shu-JuTPE Final Score (2 - 1)
Match #4 Nia AbdallahUSA Cristiana CorsiITA Final Score (3 - 2)

Semi-Finals (27 August 2004 — 15:30)

Winner of each match advanced to the final round.

Match #1 Jang Ji-WonKOR Iridia SalazarMEX Final Score (2 - 1)
Match #2 3 Nia AbdallahUSA Nootcharin SukkhongdumnoenTHA 4Final Score (7 - 7)

Repêchage Round One (27 August 2004 — 16:54)

Winner of each match advanced to the repêchage round two.

Match #1 Iridia SalazarMEX Bye
Match #2 Cristiana CorsiITA Margarita MkrtychanRUS Final Score (5 - 2)
Match #3 Sonia ReyesESP Mariam BahCIV Final Score (5 - 0)
Match #4 Nootcharin SukkhongdumnoenTHA Bye

Repêchage Round Two (27 August 2004 — 17:48)

Winner of each match advanced to the bronze medal match.

Match #1 Iridia SalazarMEX Cristiana CorsiITA Final Score (3 - 2)
Match #2 Sonia ReyesESP Nootcharin SukkhongdumnoenTHA Final Score (6 - 3)

Final Round (27 August 2004 — 18:53)

Match 1/2 Jang Ji-WonKOR Nia AbdallahUSA Final Score (2 - 1)
Match 3/4 Iridia SalazarMEX Sonia ReyesESP Final Score (2 - 1)