Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): ExCeL, Newham, London
Date Started: July 30, 2012
Date Finished: July 30, 2012
Format: Losing quarter-finalists compete against losing semi-finalist for bronze.
|Bronze:|| Automne Pavia
Aiko Sato had won the 2011 World Championships, but was not chosen for the Japanese Olympic team, that going instead to Kaori Matsumoto, who was a bronze medalist behind Sato in 2011. Matsumoto had a difficult draw, but kept winning, defeating 2008 gold medalist Giulia Quintavalle in the quarter-finals, and then winning over France’s Automne Pavia by a golden score in the semi-finals, to make it to the final, where she met Romanian [Corine Căprioriu], with whom she had shared bronze medals at the 2011 Worlds. The final was a dull affair, which was scoreless through regulation. Only 17 seconds into extra-time Căprioriu was disqualified for a banned move, using a reap supporting leg move, and the gold medal was Matsumoto’s.
One bronze medal went to American giant killer Marti Malloy who had first defeated #3 seed Telma Monteiro (POR) in the first round, and then beating Quintavalle for the bronze. Pavia won the other bronze medal by defeating Hungarian Hedvig Karakas.
|3T||Marti Malloy||26||United States||USA||Bronze|
|9T||Kim Jan-Di||21||South Korea||KOR|
|16T||Sarah Clark||34||Great Britain||GBR|