Taekwondo at the 2000 Summer Olympics

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Taekwondo
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
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Competitors 103 from 51 nations
← 1992
2004 →
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  
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.

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]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  South Korea (KOR) 3 1 0 4
2  Australia (AUS) 1 1 0 2
 Cuba (CUB) 1 1 0 2
4  China (CHN) 1 0 0 1
 Greece (GRE) 1 0 0 1
 United States (USA) 1 0 0 1
7  Germany (GER) 0 1 0 1
 Norway (NOR) 0 1 0 1
 Russia (RUS) 0 1 0 1
 Spain (ESP) 0 1 0 1
 Vietnam (VIE) 0 1 0 1
12  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 0 0 2 2
13  Canada (CAN) 0 0 1 1
 France (FRA) 0 0 1 1
 Iran (IRI) 0 0 1 1
 Japan (JPN) 0 0 1 1
 Mexico (MEX) 0 0 1 1
 Turkey (TUR) 0 0 1 1

Participating nations[edit]

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

Controversies[edit]

Bronze medalist Chi Shu-Ju, 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] Pascal Gentil even refused to be photographed with his fellow medalists Kim Kyong-Hun and Daniel Trenton in the medal ceremony.

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