Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): State Sports Centre, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 30, 2000
Date Finished: September 30, 2000
Format: Single-elimination tournament. All fighters losing to the finalists in each pool advance to repêchage tournament for the bronze medal.
Chen Zhong was World Champion in 1999 in the middleweight class. Because of the change in weight classes at the Olympics, she moved up to the heavyweight division in Sydney. In the quarter-finals, her biggest rivals were drawn against each other. [Nataliya Ivanova] (RUS) had been silver medalist at the 1997 World Championships in the heavyweight division, while in 1999, Dominique Bosshart of Canada placed second at the heavyweight worlds. In Sydney, Ivanova defeated Bosshart, 8-6. After comfortable semi-final wins, Chen defeated Ivanova for the gold medal. Bosshart won the repêchage round to earn the bronze medal.
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