Juan Díaz (taekwondo)

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Juan Díaz
Personal information
Full name Juan Carlos Díaz Falcon
Nationality  Venezuela
Born (1981-06-02) 2 June 1981 (age 36)
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 84 kg (185 lb)
Sport Taekwondo
Event(s) +80 kg

Juan Carlos Díaz Falcon (born June 2, 1981) is a Venezuelan taekwondo practitioner.[1] He won a silver medal for the heavyweight class at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, losing out to Cuba's Robelis Despaigne.[2]

Diaz qualified for the men's heavyweight division (+80 kg) at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, after placing third from the Pan American Qualification Tournament in Cali, Colombia.[3] He was knocked out by Morocco's Abdelkader Zrouri, at one minute and forty seconds in the second round of preliminary match, with a final score of 3–4.[4]


  1. ^ "Juan Díaz". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Venezolano Juan Díaz obtuvo plata en taekwondo de los Panamericanos" [Taekwondo: Venezuelan Juan Diaz won silver at the Pan American Games] (in Spanish). El Tiempo Venezuela. 18 October 2011. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "WTF Pan American Qualification Tournament Concludes in Success in Cali, Colombia". World Taekwondo Federation. 10 December 2007. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Men's +80kg (+176 lbs) Round of 16 Final". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 

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