Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium, Beijing
Date Started: August 20, 2008
Date Finished: August 20, 2008
Format: Single-elimination tournament. All fighters losing to the finalists in each pool advance to repêchage tournament for the bronze medal.
|Bronze:|| Dalia Contreras
[Wu Jingyu] of China had won the 2007 World Championships as a finweight, not an Olympic class. The 2007 flyweight World Champion was Spain’s [Brigitte Yagüe], who had won silver at the 2005 Worlds, but was not present in Beijing. In her absence Wu had a relatively easy route to the final where she met Thailand’s 17-year-old [Buttree Puedpong]. The final was relatively close, but Wu was in control throughout and won 1 to -1, with Puedpong being penalized for passivity. Wu would repeat her World Championship as a finweight in 2011, and defend her gold medal in this class at London in 2012. Puedpong won a bronze medal in the finweight class at the 2009 World Championships.
|5T||Yang Shu-Chun||22||Chinese Taipei||TPE|
|7T||Trần Thị Ngọc Trúc||19||Vietnam||VIE|
|9T||Charlotte Craig||17||United States||USA|
|9T||Sara Khoshjamal Fekri||19||Iran||IRI|
|11T||Theresa Tona||17||Papua New Guinea||PNG|