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|