Taekwondo at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 49 kg

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Women's 49 kg
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium
Date 20 August 2008
Competitors 16 from 16 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Wu Jingyu  China
2nd, silver medalist(s) Buttree Puedpong  Thailand
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Daynellis Montejo  Cuba
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Dalia Contreras  Venezuela
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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 women's 49 kg competition in taekwondo at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. It took place on August 20, 2008 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 09:00
Preliminary Round

Qualifying Athletes[edit]

Athlete Country
Gladys Mora  Colombia
Yang Shu-Chun  Chinese Taipei
Sara Khoshjamal  Iran
Ghizlane Toudali  Morocco
Mildred Alango  Kenya
Wu Jingyu  China
Hanna Zajc  Sweden
Ivett Gonda  Canada
Sümeyye Gülec  Germany
Dalia Contreras  Venezuela
Manuela Bezzola  Switzerland
Charlotte Craig  United States
Theresa Tona  Papua New Guinea
Tran Thi Ngoc Truc  Vietnam
Buttree Puedpong  Thailand
Daynellis Montejo  Cuba


  • 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  Gladys Mora (COL) −1
16  Yang Shu-Chun (TPE) 0
 Yang Shu-Chun (TPE) 2
 Sara Khoshjamal (IRI) 0
8  Sara Khoshjamal (IRI) 5
9  Ghizlane Toudali (MAR) 0
 Yang Shu-Chun (TPE) 1
 Wu Jingyu (CHN) 4
5  Mildred Alango (KEN) 0
12  Wu Jingyu (CHN) 7
 Wu Jingyu (CHN) 8
 Hanna Zajc (SWE) 1
4  Hanna Zajc (SWE) 2
13  Ivett Gonda (CAN) 0
 Wu Jingyu (CHN) 1
 Buttree Puedpong (THA) −1
6  Sümeyye Gülec (GER) 2
11  Dalia Contreras (VEN) 4
 Dalia Contreras (VEN) 3
 Charlotte Craig (USA) 2
3  Manuela Bezzola (SUI) 0
14  Charlotte Craig (USA) 4
 Dalia Contreras (VEN) 2
 Buttree Puedpong (THA) (SUP)
7  Theresa Tona (PNG) 0
10  Tran Thi Ngoc Truc (VIE) 5
 Tran Thi Ngoc Truc (VIE) 1
 Buttree Puedpong (THA) 2
2  Buttree Puedpong (THA) 1
15  Daynellis Montejo (CUB) 0


Round 1   Bronze medal match
 Tran Thi Ngoc Truc (VIE) 0    
 Daynellis Montejo (CUB) 4      Daynellis Montejo (CUB) 3
     Yang Shu-Chun (TPE) 2
     Dalia Contreras (VEN) 1
 Mildred Alango (KEN) (SUP)
     Mildred Alango (KEN) 0
 Hanna Zajc (SWE) 2    


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