Taekwondo weight classes

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In taekwondo, a weight class is a standardized weight range for taekwondo practitioners. The upper weight limit for each class is the lower limit of the next highest class. A taekwondo gyeorugi is usually scheduled for a fixed weight class, and each practitioner's weight must not exceed the upper limit.

Senior weight classes[edit]

Most of the domestic / international taekwondo competitions for senior practitioners have traditionally consisted of 16 weight classes, eight for men and eight for women.[1]

Olympic weight classes[edit]

Since the International Olympic Committee limits the total number of taekwondo entrants to 64 men and 64 women, there are only eight weight classes - four for each gender - at the Summer Olympics, and the Pan American Games as well.

Period Men Women
2000
|
present
Weight limit
kg (lb)
Weight limit
kg (lb)
unlimited unlimited Heavyweight
80 (176.1) 67 (147.7) Welterweight
68 (149.9) 57 (125.7) Featherweight
58 (127.9) 49 (108.0) Flyweight

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Taekwondo". NBC Sports. Retrieved 2010-08-09. 

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