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Taekwondo at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Women's Flyweight

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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.

Gold: CHN Wu Jingyu
Silver: THA Buttree Puedpong
Bronze: VEN Dalia Contreras
CUB Daynellis Montejo

Summary

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.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Wu Jingyu 21 China CHN Gold
2 Buttree Puedpong 17 Thailand THA Silver
3T Dalia Contreras 24 Venezuela VEN Bronze
3T Daynellis Montejo 23 Cuba CUB Bronze
5T Milka Akinyi 19 Kenya KEN
5T Yang Shu-Chun 22 Chinese Taipei TPE
7T Trần Thị Ngọc Trúc 19 Vietnam VIE
7T Hanna Zajc 21 Sweden SWE
9T Charlotte Craig 17 United States USA
9T Sara Khoshjamal Fekri 19 Iran IRI
11T Manuela Bezzola 18 Switzerland SUI
11T Ivett Gonda 22 Canada CAN
11T Sümeyye Gülec-Manz 18 Germany GER
11T Gladys Mora 28 Colombia COL
11T Theresa Tona 17 Papua New Guinea PNG
11T Ghizlane Thoudali 24 Morocco MAR