Taekwondo at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's 67 kg

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Women's 67 kg
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
Venue State Sports Centre
Date 29 September
Competitors 12 from 12 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Lee Sun-hee  South Korea
2nd, silver medalist(s) Trude Gundersen  Norway
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Yoriko Okamoto  Japan
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Taekwondo at the
2000 Summer Olympics
Taekwondo pictogram.svg
Men Women
  58 kg     49 kg  
  68 kg     57 kg  
  80 kg     67 kg  
  +80 kg     +67 kg  

The women's 67 kg competition in taekwondo at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney took place on September 29 at the State Sports Centre.

South Korea's Lee Sun-hee had added another gold medal to her sporting squad in the final match against Norway's Trude Gundersen with a score of 6–3.[1] Japanese fighter Yoriko Okamoto booted her stretch to prevail a tight, 6–5 victory over 17-year-old British teen Sarah Stevenson for the bronze.[2][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
Lee Sun-hee  South Korea
Elena Benítez  Spain
Kirsimarja Koskinen  Finland
Mirjam Mueskens  Netherlands
Lisa O'Keefe  Australia
Barbara Kunkel  United States
Trude Gundersen  Norway
Meriem Bidani  Morocco
Toriko Okamoto  Japan
Sarah Stevenson  Great Britain
Monica del Real  Mexico
He Lumin  China


  • 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
         Lee Sun-hee (KOR) 5  
 Elena Benítez (ESP) 0      Kirsimarja Koskinen (FIN) 1  
 Kirsimarja Koskinen (FIN) 7        Lee Sun-hee (KOR) 4  
 Mirjam Mueskens (NED) 8        Mirjam Mueskens (NED) 1  
 Lisa O'Keefe (AUS) 6      Mirjam Mueskens (NED) 6  
         Barbara Kunkel (USA) 2  
           Lee Sun-hee (KOR) 6
           Trude Gundersen (NOR) 3
         Trude Gundersen (NOR) 7  
 Meriem Bidani (MAR) 1      Yoriko Okamoto (JPN) 4  
 Yoriko Okamoto (JPN) 4        Trude Gundersen (NOR) 2+  
 Sarah Stevenson (GBR) 8        Sarah Stevenson (GBR) 2  
 Monica del Real (MEX) 4      Sarah Stevenson (GBR) 6      
         He Lumin (CHN) 5      


Semifinals Bronze medal match
 Mirjam Mueskens (NED) 5  
 Yoriko Okamoto (JPN) 7      Yoriko Okamoto (JPN) 6
 Sarah Stevenson (GBR) 7      Sarah Stevenson (GBR) 5
 Kirsimarja Koskinen (FIN) 4  


  1. ^ "Sydney 2000 – Taekwondo: Gold to South Korea". New York Times. 30 September 2000. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Betti, Leeroy (30 September 2000). "Okamoto boots her way to bronze". The Japan Times. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Ruscoe, Sybil (30 September 2000). "Taekwondo: Stevenson edged out for bronze". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Taekwondo – Competition format". Sports Reference. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 

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