Taekwondo at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's 57 kg

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Women's 57 kg
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex
Date 27 August
Competitors 15 from 15 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Jang Ji-Won  South Korea
2nd, silver medalist(s) Nia Abdallah  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Iridia Salazar  Mexico
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Taekwondo at the
2004 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 women's 57 kg competition in taekwondo at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens took place on August 27 at the Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex.

South Korea's Jang Ji-Won outwitted her American counterpart Nia Abdallah to strike the women's featherweight title in the final with a default score of 2–1.[1][2] Mexican fighter and three-time World silver medalist Iridia Salazar defied her odds to add a bronze to her career list, leading 2–1 over Spain's Sonia Reyes in the repechage.[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, 27 August 2004 11:00
Preliminary Round


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

Main bracket[edit]

Preliminary round Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal match
         Irina Kaydashova (UZB) 7  
 Paola Delgado (COL) 2      Iridia Salazar (MEX) 7+  
 Iridia Salazar (MEX) 5        Iridia Salazar (MEX) 1  
 Aleksandra Uścińska (POL) 2        Jang Ji-Won (KOR) 2  
 Sonia Reyes (ESP) 11      Sonia Reyes (ESP) 2  
 Mariam Bah (CIV) 2      Jang Ji-Won (KOR) 3  
 Jang Ji-Won (KOR) 9        Jang Ji-Won (KOR) 2
 Areti Athanasopoulou (GRE) 6        Nia Abdallah (USA) 1
 Nootcharin Sukkhongdumnoen (THA) 6+      Nootcharin Sukkhongdumnoen (THA) 2  
 Abeer Essawy (EGY) 0      Chi Shu-ju (TPE) 1  
 Chi Shu-ju (TPE) 8        Nootcharin Sukkhongdumnoen (THA) 7  
 Margarita Mkrtchyan (RUS) 9        Nia Abdallah (USA) 7+  
 Nia Abdallah (USA) 16      Nia Abdallah (USA) 3      
 Gwladys Épangue (FRA) 0      Cristiana Corsi (ITA) 2      
 Cristiana Corsi (ITA) 2  


Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Bronze medal match
       Iridia Salazar (MEX) 3  
 Cristiana Corsi (ITA) 5      Cristiana Corsi (ITA) 2  
 Margarita Mkrtchyan (RUS) 2        Iridia Salazar (MEX) 2
     Sonia Reyes (ESP) 1
       Nootcharin Sukkhongdumnoen (THA) 3
 Sonia Reyes (ESP) 5      Sonia Reyes (ESP) 6  
 Mariam Bah (CIV) 0  


  1. ^ "South Korea Adds Another Olympic Gold in Taekwondo". The Chosun Ilbo. 28 August 2004. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Abdallah takes silver; African taekwondo athlete knocked out". USA Today. 27 August 2004. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Taekwondo success for Jang". BBC Sport. 27 August 2004. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Taekwondo – Competition format". Sports Reference. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 

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