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Taekwondo at the 2012 London Summer Games:

Women's Heavyweight

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): ExCeL, Newham, London
Date Started: August 11, 2012
Date Finished: August 11, 2012
Format: Single-elimination tournament. All fighters losing to the finalists in each pool advance to repêchage tournament for the bronze medal.

Gold: SRB Milica Mandić
Silver: FRA Anne-Caroline Graffe
Bronze: MEX María Espinoza
RUS Anastasiya Baryshnikova


France’s [Anne-Caroline Graffe] was the 2011 World Champion and earlier in 2012 had won the European title. She was seeded first and made it to the final relatively easily. The second seed was the defending Olympic champion, Spain’s [María Espinoza], but she lost in the quarter-finals to Serbia’s [Milica Mandić], who had moved up in class after winning a bronze medal at the 2011 Worlds as a middleweight. In the semi-finals, Mandić crushed Russia’s [Anastasiya Baryshnikova], 11-3, to move to the finals against Graffe. The final was tight, with little to choose for most of the three rounds but Mandić eventually prevailed in an upset, 9-7. The bronze medals went to Espinoza and Baryshnikova.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Milica Mandić 20 Serbia SRB Gold
2 Anne-Caroline Graffe 26 France FRA Silver
3T Anastasiya Baryshnikova 21 Russia RUS Bronze
3T María Espinoza 24 Mexico MEX Bronze
5T Glenhis Hernández 21 Cuba CUB
5T Lee In-Jong 29 South Korea KOR
7T Talitiga Crawley 20 Samoa SAM
7T Nataliya Mamatova 26 Uzbekistan UZB
9T Nuša Rajher 29 Slovenia SLO
9T Maryna Konieva 24 Ukraine UKR
11T Khaoula Ben Hamza 21 Tunisia TUN
11T Wiam Dislam 24 Morocco MAR
11T Feruza Yergeshova 20 Kazakhstan KAZ
11T Nadin Dawani 24 Jordan JOR
11T Sorn Davin 20 Cambodia CAM
11T Natália Falavigna 28 Brazil BRA