Taekwondo at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Qualification

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The Taekwondo competition at the 2012 Games will include 128 athletes, 64 in each gender, 16 in each of the eight weight divisions. Each competing nation will be allowed to enter a maximum of 4 competitors, two of each gender. Each nation will therefore be eligible to compete in a maximum of half the weight categories.[1]

4 places are reserved for Great Britain as host nation, and a further four shall invitational as decided by the Tripartite Commission. The remaining 120 places shall be allocated through a qualification process, in which athletes win quota places for their respective nation.

Qualification summary[edit]

NOC Men Women Total
−58kg −68kg −80kg +80kg −49kg −57kg −67kg +67kg
 Afghanistan X X 2
 Algeria X 1
 Argentina X X 2
 Armenia X 1
 Australia X X 2
 Azerbaijan X X 2
 Brazil X X 2
 Cambodia X 1
 Canada X X X 3
 Central African Republic X X 2
 Chile X 1
 China X X X 3
 Chinese Taipei X X X 3
 Colombia X 1
 Costa Rica X 1
 Côte d'Ivoire X 1
 Croatia X X 2
 Cuba X X X 3
 Dominican Republic X 1
 Egypt X X X X 4
 Finland X 1
 France X X 2
 Gabon X 1
 Germany X X 2
 Great Britain X X X X 4
 Greece X 1
 Grenada X 1
 Guatemala X 1
 Iran X X X 3
 Italy X X 2
 Jamaica X 1
 Japan X X 2
 Jordan X X X 3
 Kazakhstan X X X 3
 Kyrgyzstan X 1
 Lebanon X 1
 Mali X 1
 Mexico X X X X 4
 Morocco X X X 3
 Netherlands X 1
 New Zealand X X X 3
 Nigeria X X 2
 Panama X 1
 Papua New Guinea X 1
 Peru X 1
 Poland X 1
 Russia X X X X 4
 Samoa X X 2
 Senegal X 1
 Serbia X X X 3
 Slovenia X X X 3
 South Korea X X X X 4
 Spain X X X 3
 Sweden X X 2
 Tajikistan X X 2
 Thailand X X X 3
 Tunisia X 1
 Turkey X X X 3
 Ukraine X X 2
 United States X X X X 4
 Uzbekistan X X X 3
 Vietnam X X 2
 Yemen X 1
Total: 63 NOCs 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 128

Qualification timeline[edit]

Event Date Venue
World Qualification Tournament[2] June 30 – July 3, 2011 Azerbaijan Baku, Azerbaijan
Oceania Qualification Tournament[3] September 11, 2011 New Caledonia Nouméa, New Caledonia
Pan American Qualification Tournament[4] November 18–20, 2011 Mexico Querétaro, Mexico
Asian Qualification Tournament[5] November 26–27, 2011 Thailand Bangkok, Thailand
African Qualification Tournament[6] January 11–12, 2012 Egypt Cairo, Egypt
European Qualification Tournament January 27–29, 2012 Russia Kazan, Russia
Tripartite Commission Invitations April 14, 2012

Men's events[edit]

  • Quota places are allocated to the respective NOC and not to competitor that achieved the place in the qualification event.

−58 kg[edit]

Competition Vacancies Qualified
World Qualification Tournament 3  Pen-ek Karaket (THA)
 Gabriel Mercedes (DOM)
 Lee Dae-hoon (KOR)
Oceania Qualification Tournament 1  Safwan Khalil (AUS)
Pan American Qualification Tournament 3  Óscar Muñoz (COL)
 Heiner Oviedo (CRC)
 Damián Villa (MEX)
Asian Qualification Tournament 3  Wei Chen-yang (TPE)
 Nursultan Mamayev (KAZ)
 Lê Huỳnh Châu (VIE)
African Qualification Tournament 2  Tamer Bayoumi (EGY)
 Mokdad El-Yamine (ALG)
European Qualification Tournament 3  Aleksey Denisenko (RUS)
 Joel González (ESP)
 Uno Sanli (SWE)
Invitational / Host Nation[7] 1  Tameem Al-Kubati (YEM)
Total 16

−68 kg[edit]

Competition Vacancies Qualified
World Qualification Tournament 3  Servet Tazegül (TUR)
 Mohammad Bagheri Motamed (IRI)
 Diogo Silva (BRA)
Oceania Qualification Tournament 1  Logan Campbell (NZL)
Pan American Qualification Tournament 3  Idulio Islas (MEX)
 Peter López (PER)
 Terrence Jennings (USA)
Asian Qualification Tournament 3  Mohammad Abu-Libdeh (JOR)
 Dmitriy Kim (UZB)
 Rohullah Nikpai (AFG)
African Qualification Tournament 2  David Boui (CAF)
 Isah Mohammad (NGR)
European Qualification Tournament 3  Damir Fejzić (SRB)
 Michał Łoniewski (POL)
 Hryhorii Husarov (UKR)
Invitational / Host Nation[8] 1  Martin Stamper (GBR)
Total 16

−80 kg[edit]

Competition Vacancies Qualified
World Qualification Tournament 3  Ramin Azizov (AZE)
 Yousef Karami (IRI)
 Mauro Sarmiento (ITA)
Oceania Qualification Tournament 1  Vaughn Scott (NZL)
Pan American Qualification Tournament 3  Sebastián Crismanich (ARG)
 Steven López (USA)
 Sébastien Michaud (CAN)
Asian Qualification Tournament 3  Nesar Ahmad Bahave (AFG)
 Rasul Abduraim (KGZ)
 Farkhod Negmatov (TJK)
African Qualification Tournament 2  Issam Chernoubi (MAR)
 Abdelrahman Ossama (EGY)
European Qualification Tournament 3  Arman Yeremyan (ARM)
 Tommy Mollet (NED)
 Nicolás García (ESP)
Invitational / Host Nation[8] 1  Lutalo Muhammad (GBR)
Total 16

+80 kg[edit]

Competition Vacancies Qualified
World Qualification Tournament 3  Cha Dong-min (KOR)
 Gadzhi Umarov (RUS)
 Alexandros Nikolaidis (GRE)
Oceania Qualification Tournament 1  Kaino Thomsen (SAM)
Pan American Qualification Tournament 3  Robelis Despaigne (CUB)
 François Coulombe-Fortier (CAN)
 Kenneth Edwards (JAM)
Asian Qualification Tournament 3  Liu Xiaobo (CHN)
 Alisher Gulov (TJK)
 Akmal Irgashev (UZB)
African Qualification Tournament 2  Anthony Obame (GAB)
 Chika Chukwumerije (NGR)
European Qualification Tournament 3  Bahri Tanrıkulu (TUR)
 Carlo Molfetta (ITA)
 Ivan Trajkovič (SLO)
Invitational / Host Nation[7] 1  Daba Modibo Keïta (MLI)
Total 16

Women's events[edit]

  • Quota places are allocated to the respective NOC and not to competitor that achieved the place in the qualification event.

−49 kg[edit]

Competition Vacancies Qualified
World Qualification Tournament 3  Wu Jingyu (CHN)
 Lucija Zaninović (CRO)
 Yang Shu-chun (TPE)
Oceania Qualification Tournament 1  Theresa Tona (PNG)
Pan American Qualification Tournament 3  Elizabeth Zamora (GUA)
 Jannet Alegría (MEX)
 Carola López (ARG)
Asian Qualification Tournament 3  Chanatip Sonkham (THA)
 Erika Kasahara (JPN)
 Dana Haidar (JOR)
African Qualification Tournament 2  Sanaa Atabrour (MAR)
 Catherine Kang (CAF)
European Qualification Tournament 3  Brigitte Yagüe (ESP)
 Sümeyye Manz (GER)
 Kristina Kim (RUS)
Invitational / Host Nation[7] 1  Carolena Carstens (PAN)
Total 16

−57 kg[edit]

Competition Vacancies Qualified
World Qualification Tournament 3  Tseng Pei-hua (TPE)
 Hou Yuzhuo (CHN)
 Ana Zaninović (CRO)
Oceania Qualification Tournament 1  Robin Cheong (NZL)
Pan American Qualification Tournament 3  Nidia Muñoz (CUB)
 Yeny Contreras (CHI)
 Diana López (USA)
Asian Qualification Tournament 3  Rangsiya Nisaisom (THA)
 Andrea Paoli (LIB)
 Mayu Hamada (JPN)
African Qualification Tournament 2  Hedaya Malak (EGY)
 Bineta Diedhiou (SEN)
European Qualification Tournament 3  Dragana Gladović (SRB)
 Suvi Mikkonen (FIN)
 Marlène Harnois (FRA)
Invitational / Host Nation[8] 1  Jade Jones (GBR)
Total 16

−67 kg[edit]

Competition Vacancies Qualified
World Qualification Tournament 3  Kim Mi-kyung (KOR)
 Farida Azizova (AZE)
 Elin Johansson (SWE)
Oceania Qualification Tournament 1  Carmen Marton (AUS)
Pan American Qualification Tournament 3  Karine Sergerie (CAN)
 Paige McPherson (USA)
 Andrea St. Bernard (GRN)
Asian Qualification Tournament 3  Sousan Hajipour (IRI)
 Chu Hoàng Diệu Linh (VIE)
 Gulnafis Aitmukhambetova (KAZ)
African Qualification Tournament 2  Seham El-Sawalhy (EGY)
 Ruth Gbagbi (CIV)
European Qualification Tournament 3  Nur Tatar (TUR)
 Helena Fromm (GER)
 Franka Anić (SLO)
Invitational / Host Nation[8] 1  Sarah Stevenson (GBR)
Total 16

+67 kg[edit]

Competition Vacancies Qualified
World Qualification Tournament 3  Gwladys Épangue (FRA)
 An Sae-bom (KOR)
 Anastasia Baryshnikova (RUS)
Oceania Qualification Tournament 1  Talitiga Crawley (SAM)
Pan American Qualification Tournament 3  Natália Falavigna (BRA)
 María Espinoza (MEX)
 Glenhis Hernández (CUB)
Asian Qualification Tournament 3  Nadin Dawani (JOR)
 Feruza Yergeshova (KAZ)
 Natalya Mamatova (UZB)
African Qualification Tournament 2  Wiam Dislam (MAR)
 Khaoula Ben Hamza (TUN)
European Qualification Tournament 3  Maryna Konieva (UKR)
 Milica Mandić (SRB)
 Nuša Rajher (SLO)
Invitational / Host Nation[7] 1  Sorn Davin (CAM)
Total 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taekwondo qualification for London 2012
  2. ^ "2012 World Taekwondo Qualification Tournament" (PDF). WTF. 3 July 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Oceania Taekwondo Qualification Tournament for London 2012 Olympic Games" (PDF). WTF. 11 September 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Pan American Qualification Tournament for LOG" (PDF). WTF. 21 November 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Asian Qualification Tournament for London 2012" (PDF). WTF. 27 November 2011. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "African Olympic Qualification Tournament Wraps Up in Great Success on Jan. 12 in Cairo, Egypt". WTF. 13 January 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Cambodia, Mali, Panama, Yemen Earn 1 Wild Card Each for London Olympic Taekwondo Competition". WTF. 17 April 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c d Telegraph staff and agencies (May 26, 2011). "London 2012 Olympics: GB Taekwondo select weight categories for Games". The Telegraph. Retrieved June 26, 2011.