Taekwondo at the 2004 Summer Olympics

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Taekwondo
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
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Venue Sports Pavilion at the Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex
Dates August 25 to August 28
Competitors 124 from 60 nations
← 2000
2008 →

Taekwondo at the 2004 Summer Olympics were held in the Sports Pavilion at the Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex in Athens, Greece where 124 competitors competed in eight events, four each for men and women.

Qualification[edit]

Timeline[edit]

Event Location Date
2003 World Taekwondo Olympic Qualification Tournament France Paris December 4–6, 2003
2004 African Regional Qualification Tournament Egypt Cairo January 21–22, 2004
2004 Pan-American Regional Qualification Tournament Mexico Querétaro January 31– February 1, 2004
2004 Asian and Oceanian Regional Qualification Tournament Thailand Bangkok February 15–16, 2004
2004 European Regional Qualification Tournament Azerbaijan Baku February 22–23, 2004

Qualified[edit]

Men
Competition Vacancies Qualified
-58 kg -68 kg -80 kg +80 kg
2003 World Taekwondo Olympic Qualification Tournament 4 or 3 Chinese Taipei Chu Mu-Yen
Spain Juan Antonio Ramos
Philippines Tshomlee Go
Yemen Akram Abdullah
South Korea Song Myeong-Seob
South Africa Duncan Mahlangu
Venezuela Luis Alberto García
Italy Carlo Molfetta
France Christophe Negrel
Iran Yousef Karami
Azerbaijan Rashad Ahmadov
United States Steven López
South Korea Moon Dae-Sung
Denmark Zakaria Asidah
Venezuela Luis Noguera
2003 African Regional Qualification Tournament 2 Egypt Tamer Bayoumi
Libya Ezedin Tlish
Egypt Tamer Hussein
Tunisia Mohamed Omrani
Tunisia Hichem Hamdouni
Nigeria Jacob Obiorah
Morocco Abdelkader Zrouri
Nigeria Chika Chukwumerije
2003 Pan-American Regional Qualification Tournament 3 Mexico Óscar Salazar
Brazil Marcel Ferreira
Dominican Republic Gabriel Mercedes
Brazil Diogo Silva
Argentina Alejandro Hernando
Guatemala Gabriel Sagastume
Mexico Víctor Estrada
Trinidad and Tobago Chinedum Osuji
Cuba Ángel Matos
Colombia Julian Rojas
Costa Rica Kristopher Moitland
Haiti Tudor Sanon
2003 Asian and Oceanian Regional Qualification Tournament 3 Thailand Ussadate Sutthikunkarn
Indonesia Satriyo Rahadhani
Vietnam Nguyen Quoc Huan
Iran Hadi Saei
Australia Carlo Massimino
Chinese Taipei Huang Chih-hsiung
Thailand Kriangkrai Noikoed
Philippines Donald Geisler
Australia Daniel Trenton
Kazakhstan Adilkhan Sagindykov
Vietnam Nguyen Van Hung
Jordan Ibrahim Kamal
2004 European Regional Qualification Tournament 3 Russia Seyfula Magomedov
United Kingdom Paul Green
Ukraine Oleksandr Shaposhnyk
Azerbaijan Niyamaddin Pashayev
Austria Tuncay Çalışkan
Denmark Jesper Roesen
Turkey Bahri Tanrıkulu
United Kingdom Craig Brown
Netherlands Patrick Stevens
France Pascal Gentil
Spain Jon García
Finland Teemu Heino
Host Country/Invitation 1 or 2 Greece Michalis Mouroutsos Central African Republic Bertrand Gbongou Liango Iraq Raid Rasheed Greece Alexandros Nikolaidis
Bosnia and Herzegovina Zoran Prerad
Women
Competition Vacancies Qualified
-49 kg -57 kg -67 kg +67 kg
2003 World Taekwondo Olympic Qualification Tournament 4 or 3 Indonesia Juana Wangsa Putri
Venezuela Dalia Contreras
Cuba Yanelis Labrada
Thailand Yaowapa Boorapolchai
South Korea Jang Ji-Won
Italy Cristiana Corsi
France Gwladys Épangue
China Luo Wei
South Korea Hwang Kyung-seon
Norway Nina Solheim
Australia Tina Morgan
France Myriam Baverel
China Chen Zhong
Italy Daniela Castrignano
2004 African Regional Qualification Tournament 2 Egypt Jermin Anwar
Lesotho Lineo Mochesane
Egypt Abeer Essawy
Ivory Coast Mariam Bah
Morocco Mouna Benabderrassoul
Tunisia Mounira Nahdi
Morocco Mounia Bourguigue
Nigeria Princess Dudu
2004 Pan-American Regional Qualification Tournament 3 Canada Ivett Gonda
Guatemala Euda Carías
Colombia Gladys Mora
Mexico Iridia Salazar
United States Nia Abdallah
Colombia Paola Delgado
Puerto Rico Ineabelle Díaz
Guatemala Heidy Juárez
Argentina Vanina Sánchez
Venezuela Adriana Carmona
Brazil Natália Falavigna
Canada Dominique Bosshart
2004 Asian and Oceanian Regional Qualification Tournament 3 Chinese Taipei Chen Shih-hsin
Malaysia Elaine Teo
Nepal Sangina Baidya
Thailand Nootcharin Sukkhongdumnoen
Uzbekistan Irina Kaydashova
Chinese Taipei Chi Shu-ju
New Zealand Verina Wihongi
Philippines Mary Antoinette Rivero
Australia Caroline Bartasek
Uzbekistan Natalya Mikryukova
Japan Yoriko Okamoto
Jordan Nadin Dawani
2004 European Regional Qualification Tournament 3 Spain Brigitte Yagüe
Israel Maya Arusi
Austria Nevena Lukic
Spain Sonia Reyes
Russia Margarita Mkrtchyan
Poland Aleksandra Uścińska
Croatia Sandra Šarić
United Kingdom Sarah Bainbridge
Netherlands Charmie Sobers
Croatia Nataša Vezmar
United Kingdom Sarah Stevenson
Belgium Laurence Rase
Host Country 0 or 1 - Greece Areti Athanasopoulou Greece Elisavet Mystakidou -

Medal summary[edit]

The host nation Greece failed to add to the gold won by Michalis Mouroutsos at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, though Alexandros Nikolaidis and Elisavet Mystakidou both won silver. Chinese Taipei (i.e. Taiwan) won its first two gold medals ever at these events. Steven López of the United States and Chen Zhong of China each repeated as Olympic champions. Hadi Saei, Huang Chih-hsiung and Pascal Gentil also won medal for the second time.

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight (58 kg)
details
Chu Mu-Yen
 Chinese Taipei
Oscar Salazar
 Mexico
Tamer Bayoumi
 Egypt
Lightweight (68 kg)
details
Hadi Saei
 Iran
Huang Chih-hsiung
 Chinese Taipei
Song Myeong-Seob
 South Korea
Middleweight (80 kg)
details
Steven López
 United States
Bahri Tanrıkulu
 Turkey
Yousef Karami
 Iran
Heavyweight (+80 kg)
details
Moon Dae-Sung
 South Korea
Alexandros Nikolaidis
 Greece
Pascal Gentil
 France

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight (49 kg)
details
Chen Shih-Hsin
 Chinese Taipei
Yanelis Labrada
 Cuba
Yaowapa Boorapolchai
 Thailand
Lightweight (57 kg)
details
Jang Ji-Won
 South Korea
Nia Abdallah
 United States
Iridia Salazar
 Mexico
Middleweight (67 kg)
details
Luo Wei
 China
Elisavet Mystakidou
 Greece
Hwang Kyung-Sun
 South Korea
Heavyweight (+67 kg)
details
Chen Zhong
 China
Myriam Baverel
 France
Adriana Carmona
 Venezuela

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Chinese Taipei (TPE)2103
2 South Korea (KOR)2024
3 China (CHN)2002
4 United States (USA)1102
5 Iran (IRI)1012
6 Greece (GRE)0202
7 France (FRA)0112
 Mexico (MEX)0112
9 Cuba (CUB)0101
 Turkey (TUR)0101
11 Egypt (EGY)0011
 Thailand (THA)0011
 Venezuela (VEN)0011
Totals (13 nations)88824

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 124 taekwondo jins from 60 nations competed at the Athens Games:

References[edit]