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Taekwondo at the 2012 London Summer Games:

Women's Flyweight

Taekwondo at the 2012 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:
Phases:

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.

Gold: CHN Wu Jingyu
Silver: ESP Brigitte Yagüe
Bronze: THA Chanatip Sonkham
CRO Lucija Zaninović

Summary

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).

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Wu Jingyu 25 China CHN Gold
2 Brigitte Yagüe 31 Spain ESP Silver
3T Lucija Zaninović 25 Croatia CRO Bronze
3T Chanatip Sonkham 21 Thailand THA Bronze
5T Elizabeth Zamora 19 Guatemala GUA
5T Jannet Alegria 24 Mexico MEX
7T Carolena Carstens 16 Panama PAN
7T Erika Kasahara 21 Japan JPN
9T Yang Shu-Chun 26 Chinese Taipei TPE
9T Carola López 30 Argentina ARG
11T Seulki Kang 24 Central African Republic CAF
11T Sümeyye Gülec-Manz 22 Germany GER
11T Raya Hatahet 22 Jordan JOR
11T Sanaa Atabrour 23 Morocco MAR
11T Theresa Tona 21 Papua New Guinea PNG
11T Kristina Kim 22 Russia RUS