Taekwondo at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 58 kg

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Men's 58 kg
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium
Date 22 August 2008
Competitors 16 from 16 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Guillermo Pérez  Mexico
2nd, silver medalist(s) Gabriel Mercedes  Dominican Republic
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Chu Mu-Yen  Chinese Taipei
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Rohullah Nikpai  Afghanistan
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Taekwondo at the
2008 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 58 kg competition in taekwondo at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing took place on August 22 at 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
Wednesday, 20 August 2008 11:00
Preliminary Round

Qualifying Athletes[edit]

Athlete Country
Guillermo Pérez  Mexico
Michael Harvey  Great Britain
Rohullah Nikpai  Afghanistan
Levent Tuncat  Germany
Chatchawal Khawlaor  Thailand
Jean Moloise Ogoudjobi  Benin
Tshomlee Go  Philippines
Ryan Carneli  Australia
Chu Mu-Yen  Chinese Taipei
Dickson Wamwiri  Kenya
Gabriel Mercedes  Dominican Republic
Pedro Póvoa  Portugal
Alfonso Martinez  Belize
Juan Antonio Ramos  Spain
Reza Naderian  Iran
Márcio Wenceslau  Brazil


  • 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  Guillermo Pérez (MEX) 3
16  Michael Harvey (GBR) 2
 Guillermo Pérez (MEX) 2
 Rohullah Nikpai (AFG) 1
8  Rohullah Nikpai (AFG) 4
9  Levent Tuncat (GER) 3
 Guillermo Pérez (MEX) 3
 Chutchawal Khawlaor (THA) 1
5  Chutchawal Khawlaor (THA) 4
12  Jean Moloise Ogoudjobi (BEN) 2
 Chutchawal Khawlaor (THA) 2
 Ryan Carneli (AUS) 0
4  Tshomlee Go (PHI) 0
13  Ryan Carneli (AUS) 1
 Guillermo Pérez (MEX) (SUP)
 Gabriel Mercedes (DOM) 1
6  Chu Mu-Yen (TPE) 7
11  Dickson Wamwiri (KEN) 0
 Chu Mu-Yen (TPE) 2
 Gabriel Mercedes (DOM) 3
3  Gabriel Mercedes (DOM) 3
14  Pedro Póvoa (POR) 0
 Gabriel Mercedes (DOM) 3
 Juan Antonio Ramos (ESP) 2
7  Alfonso Martínez (BIZ) 1
10  Juan Antonio Ramos (ESP) 2
 Juan Antonio Ramos (ESP) 3
 Márcio Wenceslau (BRA) 2
2  Reza Naderian (IRI) 1
15  Márcio Wenceslau (BRA) 2


Round 1   Bronze medal match
 Chu Mu-Yen (TPE) 1    
 Pedro Póvoa (POR) −1      Chu Mu-Yen (TPE) 4
     Chutchawal Khawlaor (THA) 2
     Juan Antonio Ramos (ESP) 1
 Michael Harvey (GBR) 1      Rohullah Nikpai (AFG) 4
 Rohullah Nikpai (AFG) 3    


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