Taekwondo at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's 68 kg

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Taekwondo at the
2000 Summer Olympics
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Men Women
  58 kg     49 kg  
  68 kg     57 kg  
  80 kg     67 kg  
  +80 kg     +67 kg  

These are the results of the men's 68 kg (also known as lightweight) competition in taekwondo at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. A total of 14 men competed in this event, limited to fighters whose body weight was less than 68 kilograms. Competition took place in the State Sports Centre at the Sydney Olympic Park on September 28.


Gold  Steven López
United States (USA)
Silver  Sin Joon-Sik
South Korea (KOR)
Bronze  Hadi Saei
Iran (IRI)

Tournament results[edit]

The gold and silver medalists were determined by the final match of the main single-elimination bracket. Those fighters eliminated in earlier rounds by the two finalists of the main bracket advanced to the repechage. These matches determined the bronze medalist for the event.

  • PTS — Won by Points
  • SUP — Won by Superiority

Main bracket[edit]

Preliminary round Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal match
           Hernando (ARG) 0  
  Hsu (TPE) 2       Saei (IRI) 3  
  Saei (IRI) 5         Saei (IRI) 3  
  Sin (KOR) 7         Sin (KOR) 5  
  Caliskan (AUT) 3       Sin (KOR) 9  
  Naeeli (LBA) 3       Dzitiev (RUS) 1  
  Dzitiev (RUS) 12         Sin (KOR) 0
  Zas (ESP) 3         Lopez (USA) 1
  Massimino (AUS) 3 (SUP)       Massimino (AUS) 1  
  Lopez (USA) 7       Lopez (USA) 1 (SUP)  
  Nolano (ITA) 0         Lopez (USA) 2  
  Acharki (GER) 7         Acharki (GER) 0  
  Ogoudjobi (BEN) 0       Acharki (GER) 15       
           Bernasconi (MON) 1       


Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Bronze medal match
        Saei (IRI) 6  
  Massimino (AUS) 9       Massimino (AUS) 5  
  Nolano (ITA) 7         Saei (IRI) 4
      Caliskan (AUT) 2
        Acharki (GER) 7
  Dzitiev (RUS) 0       Caliskan (AUT) 7 (PTS)  
  Caliskan (AUT) 6