|Date||29 August 2004|
|Location||Kleisto Gymnastirio Falirou, Olympiako Syngrotima Papaliakis Zonis Falirou, Faliro|
|Participants||15 from 15 countries|
|Format||Single-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.
Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.
|Match #1||Nataša Vezmar||CRO||Bye|
|Match #2||Nadin Dawani||JOR||Princess Dudu||NGR||Final Score (12 - 9)|
|Match #3||Myriam Baverel||FRA||Dominique Bosshart||CAN||Final Score (7 - 5)|
|Match #4||Daniela Castrignanò||ITA||Mounia Bourguigue||MAR||Final Score (6 - 4)|
|Match #5||Natália Falavigna||BRA||Tina Morgan||AUS||Final Score (7 - 2)|
|Match #6||Laurence Rase||BEL||Nataliya Mikryukova||UZB||Final Score (9 - 6)|
|Match #7||Chen Zhong||CHN||Yoriko Okamoto||JPN||Final Score (7 - 5)|
|Match #8||Adriana Carmona||VEN||Sarah Stevenson||GBR||Superiority (8 - 8)|
Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.
|Match #1||Nadin Dawani||JOR||Nataša Vezmar||CRO||Final Score (5 - 4)|
|Match #2||Myriam Baverel||FRA||Daniela Castrignanò||ITA||Superiority (8 - 8)|
|Match #3||Natália Falavigna||BRA||Laurence Rase||BEL||Final Score (8 - 4)|
|Match #4||Chen Zhong||CHN||Adriana Carmona||VEN||Final Score (7 - 5)|
Winner of each match advanced to the final round.
|Match #1||Myriam Baverel||FRA||Nadin Dawani||JOR||Superiority (3 - 3)|
|Match #2||Chen Zhong||CHN||Natália Falavigna||BRA||Final Score (8 - 5)|
Winner of each match advanced to the repêchage round two.
|Match #1||Nadin Dawani||JOR||Bye|
|Match #2||Adriana Carmona||VEN||Yoriko Okamoto||JPN||Final Score (5 - 2)|
|Match #3||Daniela Castrignanò||ITA||Dominique Bosshart||CAN||Final Score (6 - 3)|
|Match #4||Natália Falavigna||BRA||Bye|
Winner of each match advanced to the bronze medal match.
|Match #1||Adriana Carmona||VEN||Nadin Dawani||JOR||Final Score (11 - 8)|
|Match #2||Natália Falavigna||BRA||Daniela Castrignanò||ITA||Final Score (6 - 3)|
|Match 1/2||Chen Zhong||CHN||Myriam Baverel||FRA||Final Score (12 - 5)|
|Match 3/4||Adriana Carmona||VEN||Natália Falavigna||BRA||Final Score (7 - 4)|