List of Olympic medalists in taekwondo

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Taekwondo is an Olympic sport that is contested at the Summer Olympic Games. It was introduced in the 1988 and 1992 Olympic Games as a demonstration sport, and made its debut as a full medal sport at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.[1] Both men and women compete in four events each defined by separate weight classes: flyweight, featherweight, middleweight and heavyweight. Traditionally, taekwondo competitions consist of eight weight classes for each gender, but Olympic taekwondo only have four due to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) limiting the total number of taekwondo entrants to 128.[2]

The competitions are conducted in accordance with the rules established by the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF).[3] The competition format for taekwondo is a single-elimination tournament to determine the gold and silver medal winners, and a repechage is used to determine the bronze medal winner(s).[4] in 2000 and 2004, a single repechage final determined the sole bronze medal winner, but a rule change in 2008 created two repechage finals that allowed for the bronze medal to be shared between two competitors.[5]

Iranian Hadi Saei (2 gold, 1 bronze), American Steven López (2 gold, 1 bronze), South Korean Hwang Kyung-Seon (2 gold, 1 bronze) and Mexican María del Rosario Espinoza (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze) share the most medals in Taekwondo with three.[6][7] By defending her title at 2012 London Olympics, Hwang Kyung-Seon became the first woman ever to win three Olympic taekwondo medals. Hadi Saei and Steven López, along with Huang Chih-hsiung of Chinese Tapei, are the only three athletes to have won medals in multiple weight classes. Taiwanese Chi Shu-ju is the youngest athlete to win a medal (17 years, 10 months, 1 day) and Hadi Saei is the oldest (32 years, 2 months, 13 days).[6][8] Rohullah Nikpai of Afghanistan became his country's first ever Olympic medalist with a bronze medal in 2008.[9] South Korea has been the most successful nation in Olympic taekwondo, winning 14 medals (10 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze).[10] Chinese Taipei is the second most successful nation with 7 medals (2 gold, 1 silver, 4 bronze).[10] A total of 32 gold medals, 32 silver medals and 48 bronze medals have been awarded since 2000 and have been won by athletes from 33 National Olympic Committees (NOC).[11]


Table of contents
Men

Flyweight (58 kg) • Featherweight (68 kg) • Middleweight (80 kg) • Heavyweight (+80 kg)

Women

Flyweight (49 kg) • Featherweight (57 kg) • Middleweight (67 kg) • Heavyweight (+67 kg)

Statistics    See also    References

Men[edit]

Flyweight (58 kg)[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2000 Sydney
details
Michail Mouroutsos
 Greece
Gabriel Esparza
 Spain
Huang Chih-hsiung
 Chinese Taipei
2004 Athens
details
Chu Mu-yen
 Chinese Taipei
Óscar Salazar
 Mexico
Tamer Bayoumi
 Egypt
2008 Beijing
details
Guillermo Pérez
 Mexico
Gabriel Mercedes
 Dominican Republic
Rohullah Nikpai
 Afghanistan
Chu Mu-yen
 Chinese Taipei
2012 London
details
Joel González
 Spain
Lee Dae-hoon
 South Korea
Óscar Muñoz
 Colombia
Aleksey Denisenko
 Russia
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Zhao Shuai
 China
Tawin Hanprab
 Thailand
Luisito Pie
 Dominican Republic
Kim Tae-hun
 South Korea

Featherweight (68 kg)[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2000 Sydney
details
Steven López
 United States
Sin Joon-sik
 South Korea
Hadi Saei
 Iran
2004 Athens
details
Hadi Saei
 Iran
Huang Chih-hsiung
 Chinese Taipei
Song Myeong-Seob
 South Korea
2008 Beijing
details
Son Tae-jin
 South Korea
Mark López
 United States
Servet Tazegül
 Turkey
Sung Yu-chi
 Chinese Taipei
2012 London
details
Servet Tazegül
 Turkey
Mohammad Bagheri Motamed
 Iran
Terrence Jennings
 United States
Rohullah Nikpai
 Afghanistan
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Ahmad Abughaush
 Jordan
Alexey Denisenko
 Russia
Lee Dae-hoon
 South Korea
Joel González
 Spain

Middleweight (80 kg)[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2000 Sydney
details
Ángel Matos
 Cuba
Faissal Ebnoutalib
 Germany
Víctor Estrada
 Mexico
2004 Athens
details
Steven López
 United States
Bahri Tanrıkulu
 Turkey
Yousef Karami
 Iran
2008 Beijing
details
Hadi Saei
 Iran
Mauro Sarmiento
 Italy
Zhu Guo
 China
Steven López
 United States
2012 London
details
Sebastián Crismanich
 Argentina
Nicolás García
 Spain
Lutalo Muhammad
 Great Britain
Mauro Sarmiento
 Italy
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Cheick Sallah Cissé
 Côte d'Ivoire
Lutalo Muhammad
 Great Britain
Milad Beigi
 Azerbaijan
Oussama Oueslati
 Tunisia

Heavyweight (+80 kg)[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2000 Sydney
details
Kim Kyong-hun
 South Korea
Daniel Trenton
 Australia
Pascal Gentil
 France
2004 Athens
details
Moon Dae-sung
 South Korea
Alexandros Nikolaidis
 Greece
Pascal Gentil
 France
2008 Beijing
details
Cha Dong-min
 South Korea
Alexandros Nikolaidis
 Greece
Chika Chukwumerije
 Nigeria
Arman Chilmanov
 Kazakhstan
2012 London
details
Carlo Molfetta
 Italy
Anthony Obame
 Gabon
Robelis Despaigne
 Cuba
Liu Xiaobo
 China
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Radik Isayev
 Azerbaijan
Abdoul Issoufou
 Niger
Maicon Siqueira
 Brazil
Cha Dong-min
 South Korea

Women[edit]

Flyweight (49 kg)[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2000 Sydney
details
Lauren Burns
 Australia
Urbia Melendez
 Cuba
Chi Shu-ju
 Chinese Taipei
2004 Athens
details
Chen Shih-hsin
 Chinese Taipei
Yanelis Labrada
 Cuba
Yaowapa Boorapolchai
 Thailand
2008 Beijing
details
Wu Jingyu
 China
Buttree Puedpong
 Thailand
Daynellis Montejo
 Cuba
Dalia Contreras
 Venezuela
2012 London
details
Wu Jingyu
 China
Brigitte Yagüe
 Spain
Chanatip Sonkham
 Thailand
Lucija Zaninović
 Croatia
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Kim So-hui
 South Korea
Tijana Bogdanović
 Serbia
Patimat Abakarova
 Azerbaijan
Panipak Wongpattanakit
 Thailand

Featherweight (57 kg)[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2000 Sydney
details
Jung Jae-eun
 South Korea
Tran Hieu Ngan
 Vietnam
Hamide Bıkçın Tosun
 Turkey
2004 Athens
details
Jang Ji-won
 South Korea
Nia Abdallah
 United States
Iridia Salazar
 Mexico
2008 Beijing
details
Lim Su-jeong
 South Korea
Azize Tanrıkulu
 Turkey
Diana López
 United States
Martina Zubčić
 Croatia
2012 London
details
Jade Jones
 Great Britain
Hou Yuzhuo
 China
Marlène Harnois
 France
Tseng Li-cheng
 Chinese Taipei
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Jade Jones
 Great Britain
Eva Calvo
 Spain
Kimia Alizadeh
 Iran
Hedaya Malak
 Egypt

Middleweight (67 kg)[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2000 Sydney
details
Lee Sun-hee
 South Korea
Trude Gundersen
 Norway
Yoriko Okamoto
 Japan
2004 Athens
details
Luo Wei
 China
Elisavet Mystakidou
 Greece
Hwang Kyung-seon
 South Korea
2008 Beijing
details
Hwang Kyung-seon
 South Korea
Karine Sergerie
 Canada
Gwladys Épangue
 France
Sandra Šarić
 Croatia
2012 London
details
Hwang Kyung-seon
 South Korea
Nur Tatar
 Turkey
Paige McPherson
 United States
Helena Fromm
 Germany
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Oh Hye-ri
 South Korea
Haby Niaré
 France
Ruth Gbagbi
 Côte d'Ivoire
Nur Tatar
 Turkey

Heavyweight (+67 kg)[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2000 Sydney
details
Chen Zhong
 China
Natalia Ivanova
 Russia
Dominique Bosshart
 Canada
2004 Athens
details
Chen Zhong
 China
Myriam Baverel
 France
Adriana Carmona
 Venezuela
2008 Beijing
details
María Espinoza
 Mexico
Nina Solheim
 Norway
Sarah Stevenson
 Great Britain
Natália Falavigna
 Brazil
2012 London
details
Milica Mandić
 Serbia
Anne-Caroline Graffe
 France
Anastasia Baryshnikova
 Russia
María Espinoza
 Mexico
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Zheng Shuyin
 China
María Espinoza
 Mexico
Bianca Walkden
 Great Britain
Jackie Galloway
 United States

Statistics[edit]

Athlete medal leaders[edit]

Athletes who won at least two medals are listed below.[12]

Athlete Nation Gender Olympics[a] Gold Silver Bronze Total
Saei, HadiHadi Saei  Iran (IRI) Male 2000–2008 2 0 1 3
López, StevenSteven López  United States (USA) Male 2000–2008 2 0 1 3
Kyung-seon, HwangHwang Kyung-seon  South Korea (KOR) Female 2004–2012 2 0 1 3
Zhong, ChenChen Zhong  China (CHN) Female 2000–2004 2 0 0 2
Jingyu, WuWu Jingyu  China (CHN) Female 2008–2012 2 0 0 2
Jones, JadeJade Jones  Great Britain (GBR) Female 2012–2016 2 0 0 2
Espinoza, MaríaMaría Espinoza  Mexico (MEX) Female 2008–2016 1 1 1 3
Mu-yen, ChuChu Mu-yen  Chinese Taipei (TPE) Male 2004–2008 1 0 1 2
Tazegül, ServetServet Tazegül  Turkey (TUR) Male 2008–2012 1 0 1 2
Dong-min, ChaCha Dong-min  South Korea (KOR) Male 2008–2016 1 0 1 2
González, JoelJoel González  Spain (ESP) Male 2012–2016 1 0 1 2
Nikolaidis, AlexandrosAlexandros Nikolaidis  Greece (GRE) Male 2004–2008 0 2 0 2
Chih-hsiung, HuangHuang Chih-hsiung  Chinese Taipei (TPE) Male 2000–2004 0 1 1 2
Sarmiento, MauroMauro Sarmiento  Italy (ITA) Male 2008–2012 0 1 1 2
Denisenko, AlexeyAlexey Denisenko  Russia (RUS) Male 2012–2016 0 1 1 2
Dae-hoon, LeeLee Dae-hoon  South Korea (KOR) Male 2012–2016 0 1 1 2
Muhammad, LutaloLutalo Muhammad  Great Britain (GBR) Male 2012–2016 0 1 1 2
Tatar, NurNur Tatar  Turkey (TUR) Female 2012–2016 0 1 1 2
Gentil, PascalPascal Gentil  France (FRA) Male 2000–2004 0 0 2 2
Nikpai, RohullahRohullah Nikpai  Afghanistan (AFG) Male 2008–2012 0 0 2 2

a The years indicate the Olympics at which the medals were won.

Medals per year[edit]

× NOC did not exist # Number of medals won by the NOC NOC did not win any medals
Nation 1896–1996 00 04 08 12 16 Total
 Afghanistan (AFG) 1 1 - 2
 Argentina (ARG) - 1 - 1
 Australia (AUS) 2 - - 2
 Azerbaijan (AZE) - - 3 3
 Brazil (BRA) 1 - 1 2
 Canada (CAN) 1 1 - - 2
 China (CHN) 1 2 2 3 2 10
 Chinese Taipei (TPE) 2 3 2 1 - 8
 Croatia (CRO) 2 1 - 3
 Colombia (COL) - 1 - 1
 Cuba (CUB) 2 1 1 1 - 5
 Dominican Republic (DOM) 1 1 2
 Egypt (EGY) 1 1 2
 France (FRA) 1 2 1 2 1 7
 Gabon (GAB) - 1 - 1
 Germany (GER) 1 1 - 2
 Great Britain (GBR) 1 2 3 6
 Greece (GRE) 1 2 1 - 4
 Iran (IRI) 1 2 1 1 1 6
 Italy (ITA) 1 2 - 3
 Côte d'Ivoire (CIV) - - - 2 2
 Japan (JPN) 1 - 1
 Jordan (JOR) - 1 1
 Kazakhstan (KAZ) 1 - 1
 Mexico (MEX) 1 2 2 1 1 7
 Niger (NIG) - 1 1
 Nigeria (NGR) 1 - 1
 Norway (NOR) 1 1 - 2
 Russia (RUS) 1 2 1 4
 Serbia (SRB) - - - 1 1 2
 South Korea (KOR) 4 4 4 2 5 19
 Spain (ESP) 1 3 2 6
 Thailand (THA) 1 1 1 2 5
 Turkey (TUR) 2 2 2 1 7
 United States (USA) 1 2 3 2 1 9
 Venezuela (VEN) 1 1 - 2
 Vietnam (VIE) 1 - 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
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  • Kubatko, Justin. "Taekwondo". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference, LLC. Retrieved 21 June 2012. 
Specific
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