Taekwondo at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Qualification

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This article details the qualifying phase for taekwondo at the 2016 Summer Olympics. The competition at these Games will comprise a total of 128 taekwondo fighters coming from their respective NOCs. Each NOC is allowed to enter up to a maximum of eight competitors, four of each gender, based on the WTF Olympic rankings, such that an athlete per NOC must be among the top six in each weight category. If an NOC has qualified a minimum of two male and a minimum of two female athletes through ranking, it cannot participate in the respective Continental Qualification Tournament unless it relinquishes the places obtained through ranking.[1][2]

Four places have been reserved to the host nation Brazil, and another four have been invited by the Tripartite Commission. The remaining 120 places are allocated through a qualification process in which athletes have won quota place for their respective NOC. 48 taekwondo fighters, 24 in each gender and the top 6 in each weight category, are eligible to compete through the WTF Olympic rankings, while the rest through the five Continental Qualification Tournaments.[1]

If an NOC having qualified through a Qualification Tournament relinquishes 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 does not exceed the maximum quota for that nation.[1]

Summary[edit]

NOC Men Women Total
−58 kg −68 kg −80 kg +80 kg −49 kg −57 kg −67 kg +67 kg
 Aruba X 1
 Australia X X X X 4
 Azerbaijan X X X X 4
 Belarus X 1
 Belgium X X X 3
 Brazil X X X X 4
 Cambodia X 1
 Canada X 1
 Cape Verde X 1
 Central African Republic X 1
 Chile X 1
 China X X X X 4
 Chinese Taipei X X X 3
 Colombia X X 2
 Croatia X X X 3
 Cuba X 1
 Dominican Republic X X X 3
 Democratic Republic of the Congo X 1
 Egypt X X X 3
 Finland X 1
 France X X X X 4
 Gabon X 1
 Germany X X X 3
 Great Britain X X X X 4
 Haiti X 1
 Honduras X 1
 Iran X X X X 4
 Israel X 1
 Ivory Coast X X X 3
 Japan X 1
 Jordan X 1
 Kazakhstan X X X 3
 Libya X 1
 Mali X 1
 Mexico X X X X 4
 Moldova X 1
 Mongolia X 1
 Morocco X X X 3
 Nepal X 1
 Netherlands X 1
 New Zealand X 1
 Niger X 1
 Norway X 1
 Panama X 1
 Papua New Guinea X X 2
 Peru X 1
 Philippines X 1
 Poland X X 2
 Portugal X 1
 Puerto Rico X 1
 Russia X X X 3
 Senegal X 1
 Serbia X X 2
 South Korea X X X X X 5
 Spain X X X 3
 Sweden X X 2
 Thailand X X X 3
 Tonga X 1
 Tunisia X X X 3
 Turkey X X 2
 United States X X X X 4
 Uzbekistan X X X 3
 Venezuela X 1
Total: 63 NOCs 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 128

Timeline[edit]

Event Date Venue
WTF Olympic Rankings December 11–17, 2015[1]
WTF Grand Prix Final December 4–5, 2015 Mexico Mexico City, Mexico[3][4]
European Qualification Tournament[5] January 16–17, 2016 Turkey Istanbul, Turkey
African Qualification Tournament[6] February 6–7, 2016 Morocco Agadir, Morocco
Oceania Qualification Tournament[7] February 27, 2016 Papua New Guinea Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Pan American Qualification Tournament[7] March 10−11, 2016 Mexico Aguascalientes, Mexico
Asian Qualification Tournament[8] April 16−17, 2016 Philippines Pasay, Philippines

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 Places Qualified athletes
WTF Olympic Rankings[9]
(as of December 2015)
6  Kim Tae-hun (KOR)
 Farzan Ashourzadeh (IRI)
 Rui Bragança (POR)
 Levent Tuncat (GER)
 César Rodríguez (MEX)
 Si Mohamed Ketbi (BEL)
European Qualification Tournament 2  Ron Atias (ISR)
 Jesús Tortosa (ESP)
African Qualification Tournament 2  Omar Hajjami (MAR)
 Yousef Shriha (LBA)
Oceania Qualification Tournament 1  Safwan Khalil (AUS)
Pan American Qualification Tournament 2  Luisito Pié (DOM)
 Óscar Muñoz (COL)
Asian Qualification Tournament 2  Zhao Shuai (CHN)
 Tawin Hanprab (THA)
Invitational / Host Country 1  Venilton Teixeira (BRA)
Total 16

−68 kg[edit]

Competition Places Qualified athletes
WTF Olympic Rankings[9]
(as of December 2015)
6  Lee Dae-hoon (KOR)
 Aleksey Denisenko (RUS)
 Jaouad Achab (BEL)
 Saúl Gutiérrez (MEX)
 Servet Tazegül (TUR)
 Joel González (ESP)
European Qualification Tournament 2  Karol Robak (POL)
 Filip Grgić (CRO)
African Qualification Tournament 2  Ghofran Zaki (EGY)
 Balla Dièye (SEN)
Oceania Qualification Tournament 1  Maxemillion Kassman (PNG)
Pan American Qualification Tournament 2  Edgar Contreras (VEN)
 Ignacio Morales (CHI)
Asian Qualification Tournament 2  Ahmad Abu-Ghaush (JOR)
 Pürevjavyn Temüüjin (MGL)
Invitational / Host Country[10] 1  David Boui (CAF)
Total 16

−80 kg[edit]

Competition Places Qualified athletes
WTF Olympic Rankings[9]
(as of December 2015)
6  Mehdi Khodabakhshi (IRI)
 Aaron Cook (MDA)
 Lutalo Muhammad (GBR)
 Albert Gaun (RUS)
 Tahir Güleç (GER)
 Cheick Sallah Cissé (CIV)
European Qualification Tournament 2  Milad Beigi (AZE)
 Piotr Paziński (POL)
African Qualification Tournament 2  Oussama Oueslati (TUN)
 Ismaël Coulibaly (MLI)
Oceania Qualification Tournament 1  Hayder Shkara (AUS)
Pan American Qualification Tournament 2  Steven López (USA)
 Moisés Hernández (DOM)
Asian Qualification Tournament 2  Nikita Rafalovich (UZB)
 Liu Wei-ting (TPE)
Invitational / Host Country[10] 1  Miguel Ferrera (HON)
Total 16

+80 kg[edit]

Competition Places Qualified athletes
WTF Olympic Rankings[9]
(as of December 2015)
6  Dmitriy Shokin (UZB)
 Radik Isayev (AZE)
 Sajjad Mardani (IRI)
 Anthony Obame (GAB)
 M'Bar N'Diaye (FRA)
 Cha Dong-min (KOR)
European Qualification Tournament 2  Mahama Cho (GBR)
 Arman-Marshall Silla (BLR)
African Qualification Tournament 2  Yassine Trabelsi (TUN)
 Abdoul Razak Issoufou (NIG)
Oceania Qualification Tournament 1  Pita Taufatofua (TGA)
Pan American Qualification Tournament 2  Rafael Alba (CUB)
 Stephen Lambdin (USA)
Asian Qualification Tournament 2  Qiao Sen (CHN)
 Ruslan Zhaparov (KAZ)
Invitational / Host Country 1  Maicon Andrade (BRA)
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 Places Qualified athletes
WTF Olympic Rankings[9]
(as of December 2015)
6  Wu Jingyu (CHN)
 Lucija Zaninović (CRO)
 Yasmina Aziez (FRA)
 Panipak Wongpattanakit (THA)
 Kim So-hui (KOR)
 Itzel Manjarrez (MEX)
European Qualification Tournament 2  Patimat Abakarova (AZE)
 Tijana Bogdanović (SRB)
African Qualification Tournament 2  Rosa Keleku (COD)
 Maria Andrade (CPV)
Oceania Qualification Tournament 1  Andrea Kilday (NZL)
Pan American Qualification Tournament 2  Julissa Diez Canseco (PER)
 Monica Pimentel (ARU)
Asian Qualification Tournament 2  Huang Huai-hsuan (TPE)
 Ainur Yesbergenova (KAZ)
Invitational / Host Country 1  Iris Sing (BRA)
Total 16

−57 kg[edit]

Competition Places Qualified athletes
WTF Olympic Rankings[9]
(as of December 2015)
6  Jade Jones (GBR)
 Eva Calvo (ESP)
 Hedaya Malak (EGY)
 Mayu Hamada (JPN)
 Ana Zaninović (CRO)
 Nikita Glasnović (SWE)
European Qualification Tournament 2  Raheleh Asemani (BEL)
 Suvi Mikkonen (FIN)
African Qualification Tournament 2  Hakima El-Meslahy (MAR)
 Rahma Ben Ali (TUN)
Oceania Qualification Tournament 1  Caroline Marton (AUS)
Pan American Qualification Tournament 2  Carolena Carstens (PAN)
 Doris Patiño (COL)
Asian Qualification Tournament 2  Kimia Alizadeh (IRI)
 Phannapa Harnsujin (THA)
Invitational / Host Country 1  Júlia Vasconcelos (BRA)
Total 16

−67 kg[edit]

Competition Places Qualified athletes
WTF Olympic Rankings[9]
(as of December 2015)
6  Haby Niaré (FRA)
 Elin Johansson (SWE)
 Chuang Chia-chia (TPE)
 Oh Hye-ri (KOR)
 Anastasia Baryshnikova (RUS)
 Nur Tatar (TUR)
European Qualification Tournament 2  Farida Azizova (AZE)
 Rabia Güleç (GER)
African Qualification Tournament 2  Ruth Gbagbi (CIV)
 Seham El-Sawalhy (EGY)
Oceania Qualification Tournament 1  Carmen Marton (AUS)
Pan American Qualification Tournament 2  Paige McPherson (USA)
 Melissa Pagnotta (CAN)
Asian Qualification Tournament 2  Cansel Deniz (KAZ)
 Nigora Tursunkulova (UZB)
Invitational / Host Country[10] 1  Aniya Louissaint (HAI)
Total 16

+67 kg[edit]

Competition Places Qualified athletes
WTF Olympic Rankings[9]
(as of December 2015)
6  Zheng Shuyin (CHN)
 Milica Mandić (SRB)
 Bianca Walkden (GBR)
 Jackie Galloway (USA)
 Gwladys Épangue (FRA)
 María Espinoza (MEX)
European Qualification Tournament 2  Tina Røe Skaar (NOR)
 Reshmie Oogink (NED)
African Qualification Tournament 2  Mamina Koné (CIV)
 Wiam Dislam (MAR)
Oceania Qualification Tournament 1  Samantha Kassman (PNG)
Pan American Qualification Tournament 2  Katherine Rodríguez (DOM)
 Crystal Weekes (PUR)
Asian Qualification Tournament 2  Sorn Seavmey (CAM)
 Kirstie Alora (PHI)
Invitational / Host Country[10] 1  Nisha Rawal (NEP)
Total 16

References[edit]

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