Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney Exhibition Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales; Sydney Exhibition Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 17, 2000
Date Finished: September 17, 2000
Format: Single-elimination tournament.
The two women who contested the final in Sydney, [TÃmea Nagy] of Hungary and Switzerlandâs [Gianna HablÃ¼tzel-BÃ¼rki], had been regular competitors at the top level of the sport but their presence in the gold medal match ahead of more fancied fencers was a major surprise. HablÃ¼tzel-BÃ¼rkiâs road to the final was the more tumultuous of the two as she won three of her four fights on decisive hits. Oddly her only clear victory came against top seed [ldikÃ³ Mincza] of Hungary. In the other half of the draw Nagy progressed with little fanfare to the semi-finals where she won a dramatic tie-breaker against reigning Olympic Champion [Laura Flessel-Colovic]. TÃmea Nagy trailed in the early phase of the final but recovered to overcome the deficit and then pulled away to a lead she would not relinquish.
So it was that Nagy, whose reputation was made as a mainstay of the Hungarian squad in team competitions, became Sydney Olympic champion.
|22||Go Jeong-Jeon||29||South Korea||KOR|
|31||Tamara SaviÄ-Å otra||29||Serbia and Montenegro||SCG|
|32||Arlene Stevens||19||United States||USA|
|35||Ãngela MarÃa Espinosa||26||Colombia||COL|