Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): ExCeL, Newham, London
Date Started: August 8, 2012
Date Finished: August 8, 2012
Format: Single-elimination tournament. All fighters losing to the finalists in each pool advance to repêchage tournament for the bronze medal.
|Bronze:|| Chanatip Sonkham
Wu Jingyu was the defending gold medalist and had won the World Championships in 2011. She had an easy time of it in London, winning her first two matches easily. In the final she faced Spain’s Brigitte Yagüe but Yagüe was no challenge for her. Wu went ahead 4-0 in the first round, extended it to 7-1 after two rounds, and finally won 8-1. Yague had a close fight in the semi-finals over Thailand’s Chanatip Sonkham, eventually winning 10-9 with a kick in the final minute. Sonkham won one bronze medal, with the other going to Croatia’s Lucija Zaninović. The biggest upset in the class occurred in the quarter-finals when Sonkham defeated second seeded Yang Shu-Chun (TPE).
|9T||Yang Shu-Chun||26||Chinese Taipei||TPE|
|11T||Seulki Kang||24||Central African Republic||CAF|
|11T||Theresa Tona||21||Papua New Guinea||PNG|