Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): ExCeL, Newham, London
Date Started: August 3, 2012
Date Finished: August 3, 2012
Format: Losing quarter-finalists compete against losing semi-finalist for bronze.
|Bronze:|| Karina Bryant
China’s [Tong Wen] was the defending champion and had won four World titles since Beijing, held seven in all, and was an overwhelming favorite in this class. She had overcome a doping violation in 2010, which was overturned on appeal. In the semi-finals Tong was defeated by Cuba’s [Idalys Ortíz], twice a bronze medalist at the Worlds and at the 2008 Olympics, as Tong lost for the first time since February 2007. In the other half of the draw Japan’s [Mika Sugimoto], bronze medalist at the 2011 World Championships, won her first two matches by ippon, and then advanced to the final with a win by yuko over Great Britain’s [Karina Bryant].
The final was a scoreless affair, both through regulation and in extra-time, but Ortíz was given the victory by hantei with a unanimous judges’ decision. The only exciting thing in the final was Ortíz’s red-blue-white hairdo. Bryant and Tong won the two bronze medals.
|3T||Karina Bryant||33||Great Britain||GBR||Bronze|
|9T||Melissa Mojica||28||Puerto Rico||PUR|
|9T||Adysângela Moniz||25||Cape Verde||CPV|
|9T||Giovanna José Blanco||29||Venezuela||VEN|
|9T||Nihel Cheikh Rouhou||25||Tunisia||TUN|
|9T||Kim Na-Yeong||24||South Korea||KOR|
|17T||Vanessa Martina Zambotti||30||Mexico||MEX|
|17T||Wojdan Shaherkani||16||Saudi Arabia||KSA|