Taekwondo at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's 68 kg

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Men's 68kg
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
VenueExCeL Exhibition Centre
Date9 August
Competitors16 from 16 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Servet Tazegül  Turkey
2nd, silver medalist(s) M Bagheri Motamed  Iran
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Terrence Jennings  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Rohullah Nikpai  Afghanistan
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The men's 68 kg competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics was held on 9 August, at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre.

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 competes 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]

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Thursday, 9 August 2012 09:15
15:15
17:15
22:30
Preliminary Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Final

Results[edit]

On 13 July 2012, the World Taekwondo Federation released the provisional draw which included the top eight seeds for the competition.[2] The remainder of the qualified athletes were randomly drawn on 6 August 2012.[3]

Main bracket[edit]

Preliminary round Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal match
            
1  Servet Tazegül (TUR) 8
15  Terrence Jennings (USA) 6
1  Servet Tazegül (TUR) 9
 Hryhorii Husarov (UKR) 2
14  Hryhorii Husarov (UKR) 10
8  Logan Campbell (NZL) 6
1  Servet Tazegül (TUR) 9
4  Martin Stamper (GBR) 6
5  Peter López (PER) 3
 Damir Fejzić (SRB) 5
 Damir Fejzić (SRB) 3
4  Martin Stamper (GBR) 8
 Erick Osornio (MEX) 2
4  Martin Stamper (GBR) 5
1  Servet Tazegül (TUR) 6
2  Mohammad Bagheri Motamed (IRI) 5
3  Mohammad Abu-Libdeh (JOR) 13
(PTG)
 Isah Mohammad (NGR) 1
3  Mohammad Abu-Libdeh (JOR) 5
6  Diogo Silva (BRA) 7
 Dmitriy Kim (UZB) 2
6  Diogo Silva (BRA) 3
(SUD)
6  Diogo Silva (BRA) 5
2  Mohammad Bagheri Motamed (IRI) 5
(SUP)
7  Rohullah Nikpai (AFG) 12
 Michał Łoniewski (POL) 5
7  Rohullah Nikpai (AFG) 4
2  Mohammad Bagheri Motamed (IRI) 5
(SUD)
 David Boui (CAF) 2
2  Mohammad Bagheri Motamed (IRI) 7

Repechage[edit]

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]

Preliminary Round   Bronze Medal Contest
 
 Hryhorii Husarov (UKR) 2    
 Terrence Jennings (USA) 3      Terrence Jennings (USA) 8
     Diogo Silva (BRA) 5
 
     Martin Stamper (GBR) 3
 David Boui (CAF) 2      Rohullah Nikpai (AFG) 5
 Rohullah Nikpai (AFG) 14
(PTG)
   

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Men's Taekwondo competition format". 2012 Summer Olympics official website. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  2. ^ "London 2012 Olympic Games Taekwondo – Provisional Draw sheet". World Taekwondo Federation. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Provisional Draw Sheet – London 2012 Olympic Games". World Taekwondo Federation. Retrieved 20 July 2012.