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Heavyweight (>67 kilograms), Women

Date29 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.

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.

PosNrFighterNOC
198Chen ZhongCHNGold
2100Myriam BaverelFRASilver
3108Adriana CarmonaVENBronze
496Natália FalavignaBRA
=5103Nadin DawaniJOR
=5102Daniela CastrignanòITA
=797Dominique BosshartCAN
=7104Yoriko OkamotoJPN
=999Nataša VezmarCRO
=995Laurence RaseBEL
=11106Princess DuduNGR
=11105Mounia BourguigueMAR
=1194Tina MorganAUS
=11107Nataliya MikryukovaUZB
=11101Sarah StevensonGBR

Round One (29 August 2004 — 9:00)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Nataša VezmarCRO Bye
Match #2 Nadin DawaniJOR Princess DuduNGR Final Score (12 - 9)
Match #3 Myriam BaverelFRA Dominique BosshartCAN Final Score (7 - 5)
Match #4 Daniela CastrignanòITA Mounia BourguigueMAR Final Score (6 - 4)
Match #5 Natália FalavignaBRA Tina MorganAUS Final Score (7 - 2)
Match #6 Laurence RaseBEL Nataliya MikryukovaUZB Final Score (9 - 6)
Match #7 Chen ZhongCHN Yoriko OkamotoJPN Final Score (7 - 5)
Match #8 Adriana CarmonaVEN Sarah StevensonGBR Superiority (8 - 8)

Quarter-Finals (29 August 2004 — 10:24)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Nadin DawaniJOR Nataša VezmarCRO Final Score (5 - 4)
Match #2 Myriam BaverelFRA Daniela CastrignanòITA Superiority (8 - 8)
Match #3 Natália FalavignaBRA Laurence RaseBEL Final Score (8 - 4)
Match #4 Chen ZhongCHN Adriana CarmonaVEN Final Score (7 - 5)

Semi-Finals (29 August 2004 — 15:30)

Winner of each match advanced to the final round.

Match #1 Myriam BaverelFRA Nadin DawaniJOR Superiority (3 - 3)
Match #2 Chen ZhongCHN Natália FalavignaBRA Final Score (8 - 5)

Repêchage Round One (29 August 2004 — 16:54)

Winner of each match advanced to the repêchage round two.

Match #1 Nadin DawaniJOR Bye
Match #2 Adriana CarmonaVEN Yoriko OkamotoJPN Final Score (5 - 2)
Match #3 Daniela CastrignanòITA Dominique BosshartCAN Final Score (6 - 3)
Match #4 Natália FalavignaBRA Bye

Repêchage Round Two (29 August 2004 — 17:48)

Winner of each match advanced to the bronze medal match.

Match #1 Adriana CarmonaVEN Nadin DawaniJOR Final Score (11 - 8)
Match #2 Natália FalavignaBRA Daniela CastrignanòITA Final Score (6 - 3)

Final Round (29 August 2004 — 18:53)

Match 1/2 Chen ZhongCHN Myriam BaverelFRA Final Score (12 - 5)
Match 3/4 Adriana CarmonaVEN Natália FalavignaBRA Final Score (7 - 4)