| Event type

Heavyweight (>67 kilograms), Women

Date29 August 2004
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.

China’s Chen Zhong was the defending champion, although she was a natural middleweight. After her 2000 gold medal, she won the silver medal at the 2001 World Championships in the middleweight division. But in 2003, she moved up to the heavyweights, earning a bronze medal at the Worlds. Her biggest competition was expected to come from France’s Myriam Baverel, who had competed in this class in Sydney, finishing =8th. Baverel had been the runner-up as a middleweight at the 2003 World Championship. Both had tough early draws. Chen faced Adriana Carmona of Venezuela in the quarters. Carmona was 2003 Pan-Am champion and had finished =5th in this division in Sydney, but Chen defeated her, 7-5. Baverel had to face Canada’s defending bronze medalist, Dominique Bosshart, in the first round, but prevailed 7-5. Baverel won in the quarters and semis only by superiority each time. The final was not close, as Chen crushed Baverel 12-5. Carmona won the bronze medal.

1Chen ZhongCHNGold
2Myriam BaverelFRASilver
3Adriana CarmonaVENBronze
4Natália FalavignaBRA
=5Nadin DawaniJOR
=5Daniela CastrignanòITA
=7Dominique BosshartCAN
=7Yoriko OkamotoJPN
=9Nataša VezmarCRO
=9Laurence RaseBEL
=11Princess DuduNGR
=11Mounia BourguigueMAR
=11Tina MorganAUS
=11Nataliya MikryukovaUZB
=11Sarah StevensonGBR

Round One

Date29 August 2004 — 9:00
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.
Match #129 AugNataša VezmarCRO
Match #229 Aug 9:00Nadin DawaniJORFinal scorePrincess DuduNGR
Match #329 Aug 9:12Myriam BaverelFRAFinal scoreDominique BosshartCAN
Match #429 Aug 9:24Daniela CastrignanòITAFinal scoreMounia BourguigueMAR
Match #529 Aug 9:36Natália FalavignaBRAFinal scoreTina MorganAUS
Match #629 Aug 9:48Laurence RaseBELFinal scoreNataliya MikryukovaUZB
Match #729 Aug 10:00Chen ZhongCHNFinal scoreYoriko OkamotoJPN
Match #829 Aug 10:12Adriana CarmonaVENSuperioritySarah StevensonGBR


Date29 August 2004 — 10:24
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.
Match #129 Aug 10:24Nadin DawaniJORFinal scoreNataša VezmarCRO
Match #229 Aug 10:36Myriam BaverelFRASuperiorityDaniela CastrignanòITA
Match #329 Aug 10:48Natália FalavignaBRAFinal scoreLaurence RaseBEL
Match #429 Aug 11:00Chen ZhongCHNFinal scoreAdriana CarmonaVEN


Date29 August 2004 — 15:30
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the final round.
Match #129 Aug 15:30Myriam BaverelFRASuperiorityNadin DawaniJOR
Match #229 Aug 15:42Chen ZhongCHNFinal scoreNatália FalavignaBRA

Repêchage Round One

Date29 August 2004 — 16:54
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the repêchage round two.
Match #129 AugNadin DawaniJOR
Match #229 Aug 16:54Adriana CarmonaVENFinal scoreYoriko OkamotoJPN
Match #329 Aug 17:06Daniela CastrignanòITAFinal scoreDominique BosshartCAN
Match #429 AugNatália FalavignaBRA

Repêchage Round Two

Date29 August 2004 — 17:48
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the bronze medal match.
Match #129 Aug 17:48Adriana CarmonaVENFinal scoreNadin DawaniJOR
Match #229 Aug 18:00Natália FalavignaBRAFinal scoreDaniela CastrignanòITA

Final Round

Date29 August 2004 — 18:53
Match 1/229 Aug 19:20Chen ZhongCHNFinal scoreMyriam BaverelFRA
Match 3/429 Aug 18:53Adriana CarmonaVENFinal scoreNatália FalavignaBRA