Taekwondo at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's 80 kg

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Men's 80 kg
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
Venue State Sports Centre
Date 29 September
Competitors 14 from 14 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Ángel Matos  Cuba
2nd, silver medalist(s) Faissal Ebnoutalib  Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Víctor Estrada  Mexico
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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  

The men's 80 kg competition in taekwondo at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney took place on September 29 at the State Sports Centre.

Cuban fighter Ángel Matos overcame his mother's death to whip Germany's Faissal Ebnoutalib 3–1 for the gold medal in the men's welterweight class.[1][2] Meanwhile, Mexico's Victor Estrada handily defeated Sweden's Roman Livaja in a tight match 2–1 to pick up the bronze.[3]

Competition format[edit]

The main bracket consisted of a single elimination tournament, culminating in the gold medal match. The taekwondo fighters eliminated in earlier rounds by the two finalists of the main bracket advanced directly to the repechage tournament. These matches determined the bronze medal winner for the event.[4]


All times are Greece Standard Time (UTC+2)

Date Time Round
Friday, 29 September 2000 09:00
Preliminary Round


Athlete Nation
Marcel More  Slovenia
Donald Geisler  Philippines
Roman Livaja  Sweden
Félipe Soto  Chile
Ángel Matos  Cuba
Majid Aflaki  Iran
Victor Estrada  Mexico
Mohamed Al-Fararjeh  Jordan
Faissal Ebnoutalib  Germany
Muhammed Dahmani  Denmark
Warren Hansen  Australia
Mokete Mokhosi  Lesotho
Mario de Meo  Italy
Sebastien Konan  Ivory Coast


  • PTG — Won by points gap
  • SUP — Won by superiority
  • OT — Won on over time (Golden Point)
  • WO — Walkover

Main bracket[edit]

Preliminary round Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal match
         Marcel More (SLO) 2  
 Donald Geisler (PHI) 4      Roman Livaja (SWE) 4  
 Roman Livaja (SWE) 4+        Roman Livaja (SWE) 0  
 Félipe Soto (CHI) 2        Ángel Matos (CUB) 4  
 Ángel Matos (CUB) 9      Ángel Matos (CUB) 2  
 Majid Aflaki (IRI) 3      Víctor Estrada (MEX) 0  
 Víctor Estrada (MEX) 4        Ángel Matos (CUB) 3
 Mohamed Al-Fararjeh (JOR) 2        Faissal Ebnoutalib (GER) 1
 Faissal Ebnoutalib (GER) 8      Faissal Ebnoutalib (GER) 2  
 Muhammed Dahmani (DEN) 5      Warren Hansen (AUS) 1  
 Warren Hansen (AUS) 6        Faissal Ebnoutalib (GER) 4  
 Mokete Mokhosi (LES) 3        Sebastien Konan (CIV) 3  
 Mario de Meo (ITA) 3+      Mario de Meo (ITA) 3      
         Sebastien Konan (CIV) 4      


Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Bronze medal match
       Roman Livaja (SWE) 1  
 Warren Hansen (AUS) 5      Warren Hansen (AUS) 0  
 Mohamed Al-Fararjeh (JOR) 4        Roman Livaja (SWE) 1
     Víctor Estrada (MEX) 2
       Sebastien Konan (CIV) 4
 Víctor Estrada (MEX) 6      Víctor Estrada (MEX) 6  
 Félipe Soto (CHI) 1  


  1. ^ Bramley, Jon (30 September 2000). "Jones misses out on third gold". News24. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "América Latina halla un tesoro en Sydney" [Latin America becomes a treasure in Sydney] (in Spanish). BBC Mundo. 29 September 2000. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "South Korea claim second taekwondo gold as judging debacle continues". Utusan Malaysia. 29 September 2000. Archived from the original on 26 December 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Taekwondo – Competition format". Sports Reference. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 

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