Taekwondo at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Qualification

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Taekwondo competitions at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing were held from August 20 to August 23. The tournament was held at the Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium. There were four weight categories for both men and women. Each NOC can enter 2 men and 2 women, but only 1 athlete per weight category. There was one global Olympic Qualification Tournament and one qualification tournament for each continent. In addition, 4 invitational places were awarded.

Qualification summary[edit]

NOC Men Women Total
-58kg -68kg -80kg +80kg -49kg -57kg -67kg +67kg
 Afghanistan X X 2
 Argentina X 1
 Australia X X X X 4
 Azerbaijan X 1
 Belize X 1
 Benin X 1
 Brazil X X X 3
 Canada X X X 3
 China X X X X 4
 Chinese Taipei X X X X 4
 Colombia X X 2
 Costa Rica X 1
 Ivory Coast X X 2
 Croatia X X 2
 Cuba X X X 3
 Dominican Republic X 1
 Ecuador X 1
 Egypt X 1
 France X X 2
NOC Men Women Total
-58kg -68kg -80kg +80kg -49kg -57kg -67kg +67kg
 Gabon X 1
 Germany X X X X 4
 Great Britain X X X 3
 Greece X X X 3
 Guinea X 1
 Honduras X 1
 Iran X X X 3
 Israel X 1
 Italy X X X 3
 Japan X 1
 Jordan X 1
 Kazakhstan X X 2
 Kenya X X 2
 Kyrgyzstan X 1
 Libya X 1
 Malaysia X X 2
 Mali X 1
 Marshall Islands X 1
 Mexico X X X 3
 Morocco X X X 3
 Nepal X 1
 Netherlands X 1
 New Zealand X X X 3
 Niger X 1
 Nigeria X X 2
 Norway X 1
 Papua New Guinea X 1
 Peru X 1
 Philippines X X 2
 Portugal X 1
 Puerto Rico X X 2
 Qatar X 1
 Senegal X 1
 South Korea X X X X 4
 Spain X X X 3
 Sweden X X 2
 Switzerland X 1
 Thailand X X X 3
 Tunisia X 1
 Turkey X X X X 4
 United Arab Emirates X 1
 United States X X X X 4
 Uzbekistan X X X 3
 Venezuela X X X X 4
 Vietnam X X X 3
Total: 64 NOCs 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 128

Qualification timeline[edit]

Event Location Date
World Taekwondo Olympic Qualification Tournament United Kingdom Manchester September 28–30, 2007
African Regional Qualification Tournament Libya Tripoli November 1–2, 2007
Asian Regional Qualification Tournament Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City November 28–30, 2007
Oceania Regional Qualification Tournament New Caledonia Nouméa December 1, 2007
Pan-American Regional Qualification Tournament Colombia Cali December 8–9, 2007
European Regional Qualification Tournament Turkey Istanbul January 26–27, 2008

-58kg Men[edit]

Competition Location Vacancies Qualified
World Qualification Tournament United Kingdom Manchester 3 Chinese Taipei Chu Mu-Yen
Germany Levent Tuncat
Philippines Tshomlee Go
African Qualification Tournament Libya Tripoli 2 Kenya Dickson Wamwiri
Benin Jean Moloise Ogoudjobi
Asian Qualification Tournament Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City 3 Iran Behzad Khodadad
Afghanistan Rohullah Nikpai
Thailand Dech Sutthikunkarn
Oceania Qualification Tournament New Caledonia Nouméa 1 Australia Ryan Carneli
Pan American Qualification Tournament Colombia Cali 3 Brazil Márcio Wenceslau
Mexico Guillermo Perez
Dominican Republic Gabriel Mercedes
European Qualification Tournament Turkey Istanbul 3 Portugal Pedro Póvoa
United Kingdom Tyrone Robinson
Spain Juan Antonio Ramos
Invitational/Host Nation* - 1 Belize Alfonso Martinez
TOTAL 16

-68kg Men[edit]

Competition Location Vacancies Qualified
World Qualification Tournament United Kingdom Manchester 3 South Korea Son Tae-Jin
Cuba Gessler Viera
Australia Burak Hasan
African Qualification Tournament Libya Tripoli 2 Libya Ezedin Tlish
Nigeria Isah Adam Muhammad
Asian Qualification Tournament Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City 3 Kyrgyzstan Rasul Abduraim
Uzbekistan Dmitriy Kim
Chinese Taipei Sung Yu-Chi
Oceania Qualification Tournament New Caledonia Nouméa 1 New Zealand Logan Campbell
Pan American Qualification Tournament Colombia Cali 3 Peru Peter Lopez
United States Mark López
Mexico Idulio Islas
European Qualification Tournament Turkey Istanbul 3 Turkey Servet Tazegül
Germany Daniel Manz
Netherlands Dennis Bekkers
Invitational/Host Nation* - 1 Afghanistan Nesar Ahmad Bahave
TOTAL 16

-80kg Men[edit]

Competition Location Vacancies Qualified
World Qualification Tournament United Kingdom Manchester 3 Canada Sebastien Michaud
United States Steven López
Italy Mauro Sarmiento
African Qualification Tournament Libya Tripoli 2 Ivory Coast Sebastien Konan
Gabon Lionel Baguissi
Asian Qualification Tournament Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City 3 Iran Hadi Saei
Qatar Abdulqader Hikmat Sarhan
Nepal Deepak Bista
Oceania Qualification Tournament New Caledonia Nouméa 1 Marshall Islands Anju Jason
Pan American Qualification Tournament Colombia Cali 3 Puerto Rico Juan Sanchez
Honduras Miguel Ferrera
Venezuela Carlos Vásquez
European Qualification Tournament Turkey Istanbul 3 Turkey Bahri Tanrikulu
Azerbaijan Rashad Ahmadov
United Kingdom Aaron Cook
Invitational/Host Nation* - 1 China Zhu Guo
TOTAL 16

+80kg Men[edit]

Competition Location Vacancies Qualified
World Qualification Tournament United Kingdom Manchester 3 France Mickael Borot
Mali Daba Modibo Keita
South Korea Cha Dong-Min
African Qualification Tournament Libya Tripoli 2 Morocco Abdelkader Zrouri
Nigeria Chika Chukwumerije
Asian Qualification Tournament Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City 3 Kazakhstan Arman Chilmanov
Vietnam Nguyen Van Hung
Uzbekistan Akmal Irgashev
Oceania Qualification Tournament New Caledonia Nouméa 1 New Zealand Matt Beach
Pan American Qualification Tournament Colombia Cali 3 Cuba Ángel Matos
Costa Rica Kristopher Moitland
Venezuela Juan Díaz
European Qualification Tournament Turkey Istanbul 3 Spain Jon Garcia
Italy Leonardo Basile
Greece Alexandros Nikolaidis
Invitational/Host Nation* - 1 China Liu Xiaobo
TOTAL 16

-49kg Women[edit]

Competition Location Vacancies Qualified
World Qualification Tournament United Kingdom Manchester 3 Chinese Taipei Yang Shu-Chun
Cuba Daynellis Montejo
Canada Ivett Gonda
African Qualification Tournament Libya Tripoli 2 Kenya Milka Mildred Akinyi
Morocco Ghizlane Toudali
Asian Qualification Tournament Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City 3 Vietnam Hoàng Hà Giang
Thailand Mae-Num Chirdkiatisak
Iran Sara Khoshjamal Fekri
Oceania Qualification Tournament New Caledonia Nouméa 1 Papua New Guinea Theresa Tona
Pan American Qualification Tournament Colombia Cali 3 Colombia Gladys Mora
Venezuela Dalia Contreras
United States Charlotte Craig
European Qualification Tournament Turkey Istanbul 3 Sweden Hanna Zajc
Switzerland Manuela Bezzola
Germany Sumeyye Gulec
Invitational/Host Nation* - 1 China Wu Jingyu
TOTAL 16

-57kg Women[edit]

Competition Location Vacancies Qualified
World Qualification Tournament United Kingdom Manchester 3 South Korea Lim Su-Jeong
Italy Veromnica Calabrese
Thailand Premwaew Chonnapas
African Qualification Tournament Libya Tripoli 2 Ivory Coast Mariam Bah
Senegal Bineta Diedhiou
Asian Qualification Tournament Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City 3 Chinese Taipei Tseng Pei-hua
Vietnam Nguyen Thi Hoai Thu
Malaysia Teo Elaine
Oceania Qualification Tournament New Caledonia Nouméa 1 New Zealand Robin Cheong
Pan American Qualification Tournament Colombia Cali 3 Brazil Debora Nunes
United States Diana López
Colombia Doris Patiño
European Qualification Tournament Turkey Istanbul 3 Croatia Martina Zubčić
Turkey Azize Tanrikulu
Israel Bat El Getterer
Invitational/Host Nation* - 1 Niger Lailatou Amadou
TOTAL 16

-67kg Women[edit]

Competition Location Vacancies Qualified
World Qualification Tournament United Kingdom Manchester 3 France Gwladys Épangue
South Korea Hwang Kyung-Seon
Croatia Sandra Šarić
African Qualification Tournament Libya Tripoli 2 Morocco Mouna Benabderrassoul
Guinea Mariama Dalanda Barry
Asian Qualification Tournament Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City 3 Kazakhstan Liya Nurkina
Philippines Toni Rivero
Japan Yoriko Okamoto
Oceania Qualification Tournament New Caledonia Nouméa 1 Australia Tina Morgan
Pan American Qualification Tournament Colombia Cali 3 Argentina Vanina Sánchez
Canada Karine Sergerie
Puerto Rico Asunción Ocasio
European Qualification Tournament Turkey Istanbul 3 Turkey Sibel Guler
Greece Elisavet Mystakidou
Germany Pinar Budak
Invitational/Host Nation* - 1 United Arab Emirates Sheikha Maitha Al-Maktoum
TOTAL 16

+67kg Women[edit]

Competition Location Vacancies Qualified
World Qualification Tournament United Kingdom Manchester 3 Greece Kyriaki Kouvari
United Kingdom Sarah Stevenson
Mexico Maria del Rosario Espinoza
African Qualification Tournament Libya Tripoli 2 Egypt Noha Safwat Hafez
Tunisia Khaoula Ben Hamza
Asian Qualification Tournament Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City 3 Malaysia Che Chew Chan
Jordan Nadin Dawani
Uzbekistan Evgeniya Karimova
Oceania Qualification Tournament New Caledonia Nouméa 1 Australia Amy Ash
Pan American Qualification Tournament Colombia Cali 3 Ecuador Lorena Benitez
Brazil Natalia Falavigna
Venezuela Adriana Carmona
European Qualification Tournament Turkey Istanbul 3 Spain Rosana Simon
Sweden Karolina Kedzierska
Norway Nina Solheim
Invitational/Host Nation* - 1 China Chen Zhong
TOTAL 16

* The host nation shall not participate in any qualification tournament, as it shall be directly qualified in 2 weight categories for men and 2 weight categories for women.[1]

* In addition, the Tripartite Commission issued 4 invitations, the gender and weight class are not previously defined.

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