Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): ExCeL, Newham, London
Date Started: August 10, 2012
Date Finished: August 10, 2012
Format: Single-elimination tournament. All fighters losing to the finalists in each pool advance to repêchage tournament for the bronze medal.
|Bronze:|| Helena Fromm
Great Britain pinned its hopes on [Sarah Stevenson], the 2011 World Champion, but she inexplicably lost her first match and would not make the bronze medal repêchage. The top seed was Egypt’s [Seham El-Sawalhy] but she also went out in round one. Korea’s [Hwang Gyeong-Seon] was the defending champion and had also won bronze in this event in 2004. She had an easy time in getting to the final where she faced Turkey’s [Nur Tatar], who had also been unchallenged in her path to the final. The final was an easy win for Hwang who went ahead 5-3 in the first round, and added six more points in round two, eventually winning 12-5. The bronze medals went to Germany’s [Helena Fromm] and American [Paige McPherson]. Both had lost in the quarter-finals, Fromm against Hwang and McPherson against Tatar.
|1||Hwang Gyeong-Seon||26||South Korea||KOR||Gold|
|3T||Paige McPherson||21||United States||USA||Bronze|
|7T||Andrea St Bernard||32||Grenada||GRN|
|7T||Ruth Gbagbi||18||Cote d'Ivoire||CIV|
|11T||Sarah Stevenson||29||Great Britain||GBR|
|11T||Chu Hoàng Diệu Linh||18||Vietnam||VIE|