Taekwondo at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Taekwondo
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
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Venue Carioca Arena 3
Dates 17–20 August 2016
No. of events 8
Competitors 128 from 63 nations
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Taekwondo at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Taekwondo pictogram.svg
List of taekwondo
practitioners
Qualification
Men Women
  58 kg     49 kg  
  68 kg     57 kg  
  80 kg     67 kg  
  +80 kg     +67 kg  

Taekwondo at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro took place from 17 to 20 August at the Carioca Arena 3 inside the Barra Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca. Around 128 taekwondo fighters competed in eight weight categories; four for men, and four for women.[1]

Qualification[edit]

Taekwondo competition at these Games featured a total of 128 athletes, 64 in each gender, and 16 in each of the eight weight categories. Each National Olympic Committee (NOC) was allowed to enter up to a maximum of eight competitors, four of each gender, based on the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Olympic rankings, such that an athlete per NOC must be among the top six in each weight category. If an NOC had qualified only two female and male athletes through ranking, it could not participate in the respective Continental Qualification Tournament unless it had relinquishing the places obtained through ranking.[2][3]

Four places had been reserved to the host nation Brazil, and another four had been invited by the Tripartite Commission. The remaining 120 places were allocated through a qualification process in which athletes had won quota place for their respective NOC. 48 taekwondo fighters, 24 in each gender and the top 6 in each weight category, were eligible to compete through the ITTF Olympic rankings, while the rest through the five Continental Qualification Tournaments.[2]

If an NOC having qualified through a Qualification Tournament relinquishing a quota place, it would be allocated to the nation of the next highest placed athlete in the respective weight category of that tournament as long as the addition of the place did not exceed the maximum quota for that nation.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Daily schedule
Date → Wed 17 Thu 18 Fri 19 Sat 20
Men's 58 kg 68 kg 80 kg +80 kg
Women's 49 kg 57 kg 67 kg +67 kg

Participating[edit]

Participating nations[edit]

Competitors[edit]

Medal summary[edit]

After finishing in third in 2012, this Olympics marks South Korea's return to the top of the Taekwondo medal standings.

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  South Korea 2 0 3 5
2  China 2 0 0 2
3  Great Britain 1 1 1 3
4  Azerbaijan 1 0 2 3
5  Côte d'Ivoire 1 0 1 2
6  Jordan 1 0 0 1
7  Spain 0 1 1 2
 Thailand 0 1 1 2
9  France 0 1 0 1
 Mexico 0 1 0 1
 Niger 0 1 0 1
 Russia 0 1 0 1
 Serbia 0 1 0 1
14  Brazil 0 0 1 1
 Dominican Republic 0 0 1 1
 Egypt 0 0 1 1
 Iran 0 0 1 1
 Tunisia 0 0 1 1
 Turkey 0 0 1 1
 United States 0 0 1 1
Total 20 NOCs 8 8 16 32

Men's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight (58 kg)
details
Zhao Shuai
 China
Tawin Hanprab
 Thailand
Luisito Pie
 Dominican Republic
Kim Tae-hun
 South Korea
Featherweight (68 kg)
details
Ahmad Abughaush
 Jordan
Alexey Denisenko
 Russia
Lee Dae-hoon
 South Korea
Joel González
 Spain
Welterweight (80 kg)
details
Cheick Sallah Cissé
 Côte d'Ivoire
Lutalo Muhammad
 Great Britain
Milad Beigi
 Azerbaijan
Oussama Oueslati
 Tunisia
Heavyweight (+80 kg)
details
Radik Isayev
 Azerbaijan
Abdoul Razak Issoufou
 Niger
Maicon Siqueira
 Brazil
Cha Dong-min
 South Korea

Women's events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight (49 kg)
details
Kim So-hui
 South Korea
Tijana Bogdanović
 Serbia
Patimat Abakarova
 Azerbaijan
Panipak Wongpattanakit
 Thailand
Featherweight (57 kg)
details
Jade Jones
 Great Britain
Eva Calvo
 Spain
Hedaya Malak
 Egypt
Kimia Alizadeh
 Iran
Welterweight (67 kg)
details
Oh Hye-ri
 South Korea
Haby Niaré
 France
Ruth Gbagbi
 Côte d'Ivoire
Nur Tatar
 Turkey
Heavyweight (+67 kg)
details
Zheng Shuyin
 China
María Espinoza
 Mexico
Bianca Walkden
 Great Britain
Jackie Galloway
 United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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