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Welterweight (≤67 kilograms), Women

Date10 August 2012
StatusOlympic
LocationExCeL, Newham, London
Participants16 from 16 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament. All fighters losing to the finalists in each pool advance to repêchage tournament for the bronze medal.

Great Britain pinned its hopes on Sarah Stevenson, the 2011 World Champion, but she inexplicably lost her first match and would not make the bronze medal repêchage. The top seed was Egypt’s Seham El-Sawalhy but she also went out in round one. Korea’s Hwang Gyeong-Seon was the defending champion and had also won bronze in this event in 2004. She had an easy time in getting to the final where she faced Turkey’s Nur Tatar, who had also been unchallenged in her path to the final. The final was an easy win for Hwang who went ahead 5-3 in the first round, and added six more points in round two, eventually winning 12-5. The bronze medals went to Germany’s Helena Fromm and American Paige McPherson. Both had lost in the quarter-finals, Fromm against Hwang and McPherson against Tatar.

PosNrFighterNOC
1503Hwang Gyeong-SeonKORGold
2505Nur TatarTURSilver
=3515Paige McPhersonUSABronze
=3506Helena FrommGERBronze
=5508Carmen MartonAUS
=5513Franka AnićSLO
=7511Andrea St BernardGRN
=7510Ruth GbagbiCIV
=9502Karine SergerieCAN
=9514Elin JohanssonSWE
=11509Fəridə ƏzizovaAZE
=11501Seham El-SawalhyEGY
=11504Sarah StevensonGBR
=11512Sousan HajipourIRI
=11507Gulnafis AytmukhambetovaKAZ
=11516Chu Hoàng Diệu LinhVIE

Round One (10 August 2012)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Elin JohanssonSWE Seham El-SawalhyEGY Final Score (6 - 0)
Match #2 Carmen MartonAUS Sousan HajipourIRI Sudden Death (Round 4, 00:39)
Match #3 Nur TatarTUR Andrea St BernardGRN Final Score (5 - 1)
Match #4 Paige McPhersonUSA Sarah StevensonGBR Final Score (5 - 1)
Match #5 Hwang Gyeong-SeonKOR Ruth GbagbiCIV Final Score (4 - 1)
Match #6 Helena FrommGER Chu Hoàng Diệu LinhVIE Superiority (13 - 1)
Match #7 Franka AnićSLO Gulnafis AytmukhambetovaKAZ Final Score (15 - 11)
Match #8 Karine SergerieCAN Fəridə ƏzizovaAZE Final Score (1 - 0)

Quarter-Finals (10 August 2012)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Carmen MartonAUS Elin JohanssonSWE Final Score (6 - 3)
Match #2 Nur TatarTUR Paige McPhersonUSA Final Score (6 - 1)
Match #3 Hwang Gyeong-SeonKOR Helena FrommGER Final Score (8 - 4)
Match #4 Franka AnićSLO Karine SergerieCAN Final Score (10 - 5)

Semi-Finals (10 August 2012)

Winner of each match advanced to the final round.

Match #1 Nur TatarTUR Carmen MartonAUS Final Score (6 - 0)
Match #2 Hwang Gyeong-SeonKOR Franka AnićSLO Final Score (7 - 0)

Repêchage Round One (10 August 2012)

Winner of each match advanced to the bronze medal match.

Match #1 Paige McPhersonUSA Andrea St BernardGRN Superiority (15 - 2)
Match #2 Helena FrommGER Ruth GbagbiCIV Final Score (4 - 3)

Bronze Medal Matches (10 August 2012)

Match #1 Paige McPhersonUSA Franka AnićSLO Final Score (8 - 3)
Match #2 Helena FrommGER Carmen MartonAUS Final Score (8 - 2)

Final Round (10 August 2012)

Match 1/2 Hwang Gyeong-SeonKOR Nur TatarTUR Final Score (12 - 5)