Taekwondo at the 2000 Summer Olympics

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Taekwondo
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
TaekwondoPictogram2000.jpg
Competitors103 from 51 nations
← 1992
2004 →
Taekwondo was held at the State Sports Centre in Sydney Olympic Park.

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.

Qualification[edit]

Timeline[edit]

Event Location Date
1999 World Taekwondo Olympic Qualification Tournament Croatia Poreč July 8–10, 1999
1999 African Regional Qualification Tournament South Africa Johannesburg September 9–10, 1999
1999 Asian and Oceanian Regional Qualification Tournament Philippines Manila September 25–26, 1999
1999 Pan-American Regional Qualification Tournament United States Miami October 2–3, 1999
1999 European Regional Qualification Tournament Sweden Stockholm October 16–17, 1999

Qualified[edit]

Men
Competition Vacancies Qualified
-58 kg -68 kg -80 kg +80 kg
1999 World Taekwondo Olympic Qualification Tournament 4 Chinese Taipei Huang Chih-hsiung
Spain Gabriel Esparza
Japan Kiyoteru Higuchi
Morocco Younès Sekkat
Iran Hadi Saei
Austria Tuncay Çalışkan
Germany Aziz Acharki
Italy Claudio Nolano
Denmark Muhammed Dahmani
Slovenia Marcel More
Mexico Víctor Estrada
Germany Faissal Ebnoutalib
France Pascal Gentil
South Korea Kim Je-kyoung
Egypt Yahia Rashwan
United Kingdom Colin Daley
1999 African Regional Qualification Tournament 1 Egypt Talaat Abada Benin Stanislas Ogoudjobi Lesotho Mokete Mokhosi South Africa Donald Ravenscroft
1999 Asian and Oceanian Regional Qualification Tournament 2 Philippines Roberto Cruz
Kuwait Naser Buftain
South Korea Kim Byung-uk
Chinese Taipei Hsu Chi-hung
Iran Majid Aflaki
Philippines Donald Geisler
Saudi Arabia Khalid Al-Dosari
China Zhang Weiyong
1999 Pan-American Regional Qualification Tournament 2 United States Jason Torres
Argentina Gabriel Taraburelli
Argentina Alejandro Hernando
United States Steven López
Cuba Ángel Matos
Chile Félipe Soto
Nicaragua Carlos Delgado
Cuba Nelson Saenz
1999 European Regional Qualification Tournament 2 Hungary József Salim
Greece Michalis Mouroutsos
Spain Francisco Zas
Russia Aslander Dzitiev
Sweden Roman Livaja
Italy Mario de Meo
Sweden Marcus Thorén
Greece Alexandros Nikolaidis
Host Country 1 Australia Paul Lyons Australia Carlo Massimino Australia Warren Hansen Australia Daniel Trenton
Wild Card/Invitation 2 Guatemala Gabriel Sagastume
Eswatini Mfanukhona Dlamini
Libya Nizar Naeeli
Monaco Olivier Bernasconi
Jordan Mohamed Al-Fararjeh
Ivory CoastSebastien Konan
Colombia Milton Castro
Women
Competition Vacancies Qualified
-49 kg -57 kg -67 kg +67 kg
1999 World Taekwondo Olympic Qualification Tournament 4 United States Kay Poe
Turkey Döndü Güvenc
Indonesia Juana Wangsa Putri
Vietnam Nguyen Thi Xuan Mai
Turkey Hamide Bıkçın Tosun
Italy Cristiana Corsi
Chinese Taipei Hsu Chih-ling
South Korea Kang Hae-Eun
South Korea Cho Hyang-Mi
Spain Ireane Ruiz
Netherlands Mirjam Mueskens
United Kingdom Sarah Stevenson
Croatia Nastaša Vezmar
France Myriam Baverel
Venezuela Adriana Carmona
Russia Natalia Ivanova
1999 African Regional Qualification Tournament 1 Lesotho Likeleli Thamae Egypt Shimaa Afifi Morocco Meriem Bidani Morocco Mounia Bourguigue
1999 Asian and Oceanian Regional Qualification Tournament 2 Chinese Taipei Lai Huei-fang
Philippines Eva Marie Ditan
Vietnam Tran Hieu Ngan
Philippines Jasmin Strachan
China Zhang Huijing
Japan Yoriko Okamoto
China Chen Zhong
Malaysia Lee Wan Yuen
1999 Pan-American Regional Qualification Tournament 2 Cuba Yanelis Labrada
Mexico Águeda Pérez
Brazil Carmen Silva
Trinidad and Tobago Cheryl Ann Sankar
United States Barbara Kunkel
Mexico Monica del Real
Canada Dominique Bosshart
Cuba Sonallis Mayan
1999 European Regional Qualification Tournament 2 Germany Fadime Helvacioglu
Denmark Hanne Høgh Poulsen
Netherlands Virginia Lourens
Greece Areti Athanasopoulou
Finland Kirsimarja Koskinen
Norway Trude Gundersen
Spain Elena Benitez Morales
Finland Veera Liukkonen
Host Country 1 Australia Lauren Burns Australia Cynthia Cameron Australia Lisa O'Keefe Australia Tanya White

Medal summary[edit]

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight (58 kg)
details
Michail Mouroutsos
 Greece
Gabriel Esparza
 Spain
Huang Chih-hsiung
 Chinese Taipei
Lightweight (68 kg)
details
Steven López
 United States
Sin Joon-sik
 South Korea
Hadi Saei
 Iran
Middleweight (80 kg)
details
Ángel Matos
 Cuba
Faissal Ebnoutalib
 Germany
Víctor Estrada
 Mexico
Heavyweight (+80 kg)
details
Kim Kyong-hun
 South Korea
Daniel Trenton
 Australia
Pascal Gentil
 France

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight (49 kg)
details
Lauren Burns
 Australia
Urbia Melendez
 Cuba
Chi Shu-ju
 Chinese Taipei
Lightweight (57 kg)
details
Jung Jae-eun
 South Korea
Tran Hieu Ngan
 Vietnam
Hamide Bıkçın Tosun
 Turkey
Middleweight (67 kg)
details
Lee Sun-hee
 South Korea
Trude Gundersen
 Norway
Yoriko Okamoto
 Japan
Heavyweight (+67 kg)
details
Chen Zhong
 China
Natalia Ivanova
 Russia
Dominique Bosshart
 Canada

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 South Korea (KOR)3104
2 Australia (AUS)1102
 Cuba (CUB)1102
4 China (CHN)1001
 Greece (GRE)1001
 United States (USA)1001
7 Germany (GER)0101
 Norway (NOR)0101
 Russia (RUS)0101
 Spain (ESP)0101
 Vietnam (VIE)0101
12 Chinese Taipei (TPE)0022
13 Canada (CAN)0011
 France (FRA)0011
 Iran (IRI)0011
 Japan (JPN)0011
 Mexico (MEX)0011
 Turkey (TUR)0011
Totals (18 nations)88824

Participating nations[edit]

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

Controversies[edit]

  • Bronze medalist Chi Shu-Ju, Hamide Bıkçın Tosun, 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][2] Pascal Gentil even refused to be photographed with his fellow medalists Kim Kyong-Hun and Daniel Trenton in the medal ceremony. Gold medalist Steven López revealed some inside story from his viewpoint in his family's 2009 book, Family Power: The True Story of How "The First Family of Taekwondo" Made Olympic History.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "London 2012 Olympic Games - ABC Grandstand Sport (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". ABC Grandstand Sport.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ 《Family Power: The True Story of How "The First Family of Taekwondo" Made Olympic History》,Mark López, Steven López, Diana López,ISBN 978-0451228512

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