Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Faliro Sports Pavilion Arena, Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex, Faliro
Date Started: August 26, 2004
Date Finished: August 26, 2004
Format: Single-elimination tournament. All fighters losing to the finalists in each pool advance to repêchage tournament for the bronze medal.
Chen Shih-Hsien of Taipei had never placed at the World Championships previously. In her first round match, she defeated Nepal's Sangina Baidya, 4-0, scoring most of her points near the end of a closely fought bout. She barely won her next three matches as well, to win the gold medal. In the final she fought Yanely Labrada, who was the silver medal winner at the 2003 World Championship. Labrada was favored, but Chen eked out a 5-4 victory.
|1||Chen Shih-Hsien||25||Chinese Taipei||TPE||Gold|
|10T||Juana Wangsa Putri||27||Indonesia||INA|