Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): State Sports Centre, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 28, 2000
Date Finished: September 28, 2000
Format: Single-elimination tournament. All fighters losing to the finalists in each pool advance to repêchage tournament for the bronze medal.
|Silver:||Trần Hiếu Ngân|
Jung Jae-Eun (KOR) had won the 1997 and 1999 world titles. She was the heavy favorite and did not disappoint. She won her opening match 8-1, and survived a tight match, 2-1, in the semi-finals against Turkey’s Hamide Bikçin. In the final, Jung faced the Vietnamese fighter, Trần Hiếu Ngân, and won 2-0. Trần’s silver medal was the first ever won in the Olympics by any Vietnamese athlete. Bikçin won the bronze medal.
|1||Jung Jae-Eun||20||South Korea||KOR||Gold|
|2||Trần Hiếu Ngân||26||Vietnam||VIE||Silver|
|7||Cheryl-Ann Sankar||36||Trinidad and Tobago||TTO|
|8T||Hsu Chih-Ling||25||Chinese Taipei||TPE|