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|
|11T||Theresa Tona||17||Papua New Guinea||PNG|