Taekwondo at the 2000 Summer Olympics

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Taekwondo
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
TaekwondoPictogram2000.jpg
Competitors 103 from 51 nations
«1992 2004»
Taekwondo at the
2000 Summer Olympics
Taekwondo pictogram.svg
Men Women
  58 kg     49 kg  
  68 kg     57 kg  
  80 kg     67 kg  
  +80 kg     +67 kg  

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.

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight (58 kg)
details
 Michail Mouroutsos
Greece (GRE)
 Gabriel Esparza
Spain (ESP)
 Huang Chih-hsiung
Chinese Taipei (TPE)
Lightweight (68 kg)
details
 Steven López
United States (USA)
 Sin Joon-Sik
South Korea (KOR)
 Hadi Saei
Iran (IRI)
Middleweight (80 kg)
details
 Ángel Matos
Cuba (CUB)
 Faissal Ebnoutalib
Germany (GER)
 Víctor Estrada
Mexico (MEX)
Heavyweight (+80 kg)
details
 Kim Kyong-Hun
South Korea (KOR)
 Daniel Trenton
Australia (AUS)
 Pascal Gentil
France (FRA)

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight (49 kg)
details
 Lauren Burns
Australia (AUS)
 Urbia Melendez
Cuba (CUB)
 Chi Shu-Ju
Chinese Taipei (TPE)
Lightweight (57 kg)
details
 Jung Jae-Eun
South Korea (KOR)
 Tran Hieu Ngan
Vietnam (VIE)
 Hamide Bıkçın Tosun
Turkey (TUR)
Middleweight (67 kg)
details
 Lee Sun-Hee
South Korea (KOR)
 Trude Gundersen
Norway (NOR)
 Yoriko Okamoto
Japan (JPN)
Heavyweight (+67 kg)
details
 Chen Zhong
China (CHN)
 Natalia Ivanova
Russia (RUS)
 Dominique Bosshart
Canada (CAN)

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  South Korea (KOR) 3 1 0 4
2  Australia (AUS) 1 1 0 2
 Cuba (CUB) 1 1 0 2
4  China (CHN) 1 0 0 1
 Greece (GRE) 1 0 0 1
 United States (USA) 1 0 0 1
7  Germany (GER) 0 1 0 1
 Norway (NOR) 0 1 0 1
 Russia (RUS) 0 1 0 1
 Spain (ESP) 0 1 0 1
 Vietnam (VIE) 0 1 0 1
12  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 0 0 2 2
13  Canada (CAN) 0 0 1 1
 France (FRA) 0 0 1 1
 Iran (IRI) 0 0 1 1
 Japan (JPN) 0 0 1 1
 Mexico (MEX) 0 0 1 1
 Turkey (TUR) 0 0 1 1

Participating nations[edit]

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

Controversies[edit]

Bronze medalist Chi Shu-Ju, Hadi Saei and Pascal Gentil complained to the media about what they perceived as biased refereeing which made them lose their possible gold medal.[1] Pascal Gentil even refused to be photographed with his fellow medalists Kim Kyong-Hun and Daniel Trenton in the medal ceremony.

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