World Taekwondo Championships
Current event or competition:
2023 World Taekwondo Championships
Competition details
DisciplineTaekwondo
Typekyourugui, biennial
OrganiserWorld Taekwondo (WT)
History
First edition1973 in Seoul, South Korea
Editions26 (2023)
Most wins South Korea (176 golds)

The World Taekwondo Championship is held every two years by World Taekwondo.[1]

Competitions

Year Date City and host country Venue Men's champion Women's champion
1973 May 25–27 South Korea Seoul, South Korea Kukkiwon  South Korea
1975 August 28–31 South Korea Seoul, South Korea Jangchung Arena  South Korea
1977 September 15–17 United States Chicago, United States International Amphitheatre  South Korea
1979 October 26–28 West Germany Stuttgart, West Germany Glaspalast Sindelfingen  South Korea
1982 February 24–27 Ecuador Guayaquil, Ecuador Coliseo Cerrado  South Korea
1983 October 20–23 Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark Brøndbyhallen  South Korea
1985 September 4–8 South Korea Seoul, South Korea Jamsil Arena  South Korea
1987 October 7–11 Spain Barcelona, Spain Palau dels Esports  South Korea  South Korea
1989 October 9–14 South Korea Seoul, South Korea Jamsil Arena  South Korea  South Korea
1991 October 28 – November 3 Greece Athens, Greece Peace and Friendship Stadium  South Korea  South Korea
1993 August 19–23 United States New York City, United States Madison Square Garden  South Korea  South Korea
1995 November 17–21 Philippines Manila, Philippines Folk Arts Theater  South Korea  South Korea
1997 November 19–23 Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Coliseum  South Korea  South Korea
1999 June 2–6 Canada Edmonton, Canada Universiade Pavilion  South Korea  South Korea
2001 November 1–7 South Korea Jeju, South Korea Halla Gymnasium  South Korea  South Korea
2003 September 24–28 Germany Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany Olympia-Eissport-Zentrum  South Korea  South Korea
2005 April 13–17 Spain Madrid, Spain Palacio de Deportes  South Korea  South Korea
2007 May 18–22 China Beijing, China Changping Gymnasium  South Korea  South Korea
2009 October 14–18 Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark Ballerup Super Arena  South Korea  China
2011 May 1–6 South Korea Gyeongju, South Korea Gyeongju Indoor Stadium  Iran  South Korea
2013 July 15–21 Mexico Puebla, Mexico Exhibition Center of Puebla  South Korea  South Korea
2015 May 12–18 Russia Chelyabinsk, Russia Traktor Ice Arena  Iran  South Korea
2017 June 24–30 South Korea Muju, South Korea Taekwondowon  South Korea  South Korea
2019 May 15–19 United Kingdom Manchester, United Kingdom Manchester Arena  South Korea  South Korea
2022 November 13–20 Mexico Guadalajara, Mexico1 CODE Metropolitano  South Korea  Mexico
2023 May 29 – June 6 Azerbaijan Baku, Azerbaijan Baku Crystal Hall  South Korea  Turkey
2025 China Wuxi, China

1 Wuxi, China, was originally selected to host the 2021 World Taekwondo Championships. Due to the impact of the Global COVID-19 pandemic, Wuxi gave up hosting the World Taekwondo Championship. In Early 2022, Guadalajara, Mexico was selected as a replacement host and the 2025 championship was scheduled to be held in Wuxi, China, instead.

All-time medal table

Updated after the 2023 World Taekwondo Championships.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 South Korea1763537248
2 Spain232968120
3 Turkey18223777
4 Chinese Taipei15294084
5 Iran15212763
6 United States14224985
7 China14171849
8 France8111736
9 Great Britain8101331
10 Mexico7323776
11 Thailand691631
12 Croatia562132
13 Netherlands451625
14 Cuba43815
15 Serbia42612
16 Azerbaijan411116
17 Russia3131834
18 West Germany381930
19 Italy351624
20 Germany341623
21 Uzbekistan27615
22 Denmark26311
23 Egypt231520
24 Ivory Coast231217
25 Hungary2035
26 Mali2024
27 Canada1111426
28 Brazil181423
29 Greece151016
30 Ecuador1214
31 Australia111820
32 Japan1168
Individual Neutral Athletesa1157
33 World Taekwondo Federationb1102
34 Belgium1034
35 Gabon1023
36 Niger1001
37 Philippines05611
38 Morocco03710
39 Jordan0369
40 Puerto Rico0235
41 Afghanistan0224
42 Chile0213
43 Indonesia0202
44 Vietnam0156
45 Argentina0145
 Venezuela0145
47 Israel0112
 Portugal0112
49 Bahrain0101
 Guam0101
 Ukraine0101
52 Kazakhstan0088
53 Sweden0077
54 Dominican Republic0066
55 Colombia0055
 Tunisia0055
57 Belarus0044
 Norway0044
 Saudi Arabia0044
60 Austria0033
 Senegal0033
 Slovenia0033
  Switzerland0033
64 Cyprus0022
 Finland0022
 Guatemala0022
 Latvia0022
 Malaysia0022
 Moldova0022
   Nepal0022
 Serbia and Montenegro0022
72 Bulgaria0011
 Costa Rica0011
 Nigeria0011
 Poland0011
 Uganda0011
Totals (76 entries)3603607201440
a^ At the 2023 World Championships, athletes from Russia and Belarus in accordance with sanctions imposed following by the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine participated as Individual Neutral Athletes (AIN), their medals were not included in the official medal table.
b^ At the 2015 World Championships, athletes from Belgium competed as World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) due to the suspension of the country's Taekwondo Federation.

Multiple gold medalists

The tables shows those who have won at least 3 gold medals at the World Championships. Boldface denotes active taekwondo practitioners and highest medal count among all taekwondo practitioners (including these who not included in these tables) per type.

Men

Rank Taekwondo practitioner Country Weights From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Steven López  United States 72 kg / 78 kg / 80 kg 2001 2009 5 5
2 Choi Yeon-ho  South Korea 54 kg 2001 2009 4 4
Jeong Kook-hyun  South Korea 73 kg / 76 kg 1982 1987 4 4
4 Bahri Tanrıkulu  Turkey 78 kg / 84 kg / 87 kg 1999 2009 3 1 1 5
5 Lee Dae-hoon  South Korea 63 kg / 68 kg 2011 2019 3 1 4
6 Jin Seung-tae  South Korea 50 kg / 54 kg 1993 1997 3 3
Kim Je-kyoung  South Korea +83 kg 1993 1997 3 3
Kim Tae-hun  South Korea 54 kg 2013 2017 3 3
Kim Yong-ki  South Korea 58 kg / 56 kg 1977 1982 3 3
Yang Dae-seung  South Korea 70 kg 1987 1991 3 3

Women

Rank Taekwondo practitioner Country Weights From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Brigitte Yagüe  Spain 51 kg / 47 kg / 49 kg 2001 2011 3 2 1 6
2 Cho Hyang-mi  South Korea 65 kg / 63 kg 1991 1999 3 1 4
Bianca Cook (Walkden)  Great Britain +73 kg 2015 2023 3 1 4
4 Jung Myoung-sook  South Korea +70 kg 1993 1997 3 3

See also

References

  1. ^ "WTF Medal Winners". World Taekwondo Federation. Retrieved 29 May 2011.