Taekwondo
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
Competitors103 from 51 nations
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Taekwondo was held at the State Sports Centre in Sydney Olympic Park.
Taekwondo was held at the State Sports Centre in Sydney Olympic Park.

Taekwondo was contested as an official sport at the Olympic Games for the first time at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. It had previously been a demonstration sport in 1988 and 1992. Medals were awarded in four weight classes each for men and women. Tran Hieu Ngan became the first Vietnamese Olympic medalist in this competition.[1]

Qualification

Further information: Taekwondo at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Qualification

Medal summary

Men's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight (58 kg)
details
Michail Mouroutsos
 Greece
Gabriel Esparza
 Spain
Huang Chih-hsiung
 Chinese Taipei
Lightweight (68 kg)
details
Steven López
 United States
Sin Joon-sik
 South Korea
Hadi Saei
 Iran
Middleweight (80 kg)
details
Ángel Matos
 Cuba
Faissal Ebnoutalib
 Germany
Víctor Estrada
 Mexico
Heavyweight (+80 kg)
details
Kim Kyong-hun
 South Korea
Daniel Trenton
 Australia
Pascal Gentil
 France

Women's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight (49 kg)
details
Lauren Burns
 Australia
Urbia Melendez
 Cuba
Chi Shu-ju
 Chinese Taipei
Lightweight (57 kg)
details
Jung Jae-eun
 South Korea
Tran Hieu Ngan
 Vietnam
Hamide Bıkçın Tosun
 Turkey
Middleweight (67 kg)
details
Lee Sun-hee
 South Korea
Trude Gundersen
 Norway
Yoriko Okamoto
 Japan
Heavyweight (+67 kg)
details
Chen Zhong
 China
Natalia Ivanova
 Russia
Dominique Bosshart
 Canada

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 South Korea (KOR)3104
2 Australia (AUS)1102
 Cuba (CUB)1102
4 China (CHN)1001
 Greece (GRE)1001
 United States (USA)1001
7 Germany (GER)0101
 Norway (NOR)0101
 Russia (RUS)0101
 Spain (ESP)0101
 Vietnam (VIE)0101
12 Chinese Taipei (TPE)0022
13 Canada (CAN)0011
 France (FRA)0011
 Iran (IRI)0011
 Japan (JPN)0011
 Mexico (MEX)0011
 Turkey (TUR)0011
Totals (18 nations)88824

Participating nations

A total of 103 taekwondo jins from 51 nations competed at the Sydney Games:

Controversies

References

  1. ^ "Taekwondo at the 2000 Summer Olympics". Olympedia. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  2. ^ "London 2012 Olympic Games - ABC Grandstand Sport (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". ABC Grandstand Sport.
  3. ^ "BBC SPORT | MARTIAL ARTS | Medal first for Vietnam".
  4. ^ 《Family Power: The True Story of How "The First Family of Taekwondo" Made Olympic History》,Mark López, Steven López, Diana López,ISBN 978-0451228512