Taekwondo at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 68 kg

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Men's 68 kg
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium
Date21 August 2008
Competitors16 from 16 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Son Tae-Jin  South Korea
2nd, silver medalist(s) Mark Lopez  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Servet Tazegül  Turkey
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Sung Yu-Chi  Chinese Taipei
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The men's 68 kg competition in taekwondo at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing took place on August 21 the Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium.

Competition format[edit]

The main bracket consisted of a single elimination tournament, culminating in the gold medal match. Two bronze medals were awarded at the taekwondo competitions. A repechage was used to determine the bronze medal winners. Every competitor who lost to one of the two finalists competed in the repechage, another single-elimination competition. Each semifinal loser faced the last remaining repechage competitor from the opposite half of the bracket in a bronze medal match.[1]


All times are China standard time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Thursday, 21 August 2008 11:00
Preliminary Round

Qualifying athletes[edit]

Athlete Country
Burak Hasan  Australia
Peter López  Peru
Isah Adam Muhammad  Nigeria
Idulio Islas  Mexico
Nesar Ahmad Bahave  Afghanistan
Mark Lopez  United States
Rasul Abduraim  Kyrgyzstan
Daniel Manz  Germany
Servet Tazegül  Turkey
Gessler Viera  Cuba
Son Tae-Jin  South Korea
Dennis Bekkers  Netherlands
Dmitriy Kim  Uzbekistan
Ezedin Tlish  Libya
Sun Yu-Chi  Chinese Taipei
Logan Campbell  New Zealand


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

Main bracket[edit]

Preliminary round Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal match
1  Burak Hasan (AUS) 1
16  Peter López (PER) 3
 Peter López (PER) 3
 Isah Adam Muhammad (NGR) 0
8  Isah Adam Muhammad (NGR) (SUP)
9  Idulio Islas (MEX) 2
 Peter López (PER) 1
 Mark Lopez (USA) 2
5  Nesar Ahmad Bahave (AFG) 0
12  Mark Lopez (USA) 3
 Mark Lopez (USA) 3
 Daniel Manz (GER) 1
4  Rasul Abduraim (KGZ) 0
13  Daniel Manz (GER) 1
 Mark Lopez (USA) 2
 Son Tae-Jin (KOR) 3
6  Servet Tazegül (TUR) 4
11  Gessler Viera (CUB) 3
 Servet Tazegül (TUR) 0
 Son Tae-Jin (KOR) 1
3  Son Tae-Jin (KOR) 4
14  Dennis Bekkers (NED) 3
 Son Tae-Jin (KOR) 7
 Sung Yu-Chi (TPE) 6
7  Dmitriy Kim (UZB)
10  Ezedin Tlish (LBA) DSQ
 Dmitriy Kim (UZB) 2
 Sung Yu-Chi (TPE) 3
2  Sung Yu-Chi (TPE) 4
15  Logan Campbell (NZL) 0


Round 1   Bronze medal match
 Servet Tazegül (TUR) 3    
 Dennis Bekkers (NED) 2      Servet Tazegül (TUR) 1
     Peter López (PER) 0
     Sung Yu-Chi (TPE) 4
 Nesar Ahmad Bahave (AFG) 3      Daniel Manz (GER) 3
 Daniel Manz (GER) 4    


  1. ^ "Taekwondo – Competition format". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 4 February 2013.