Taekwondo weight classes

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In taekwondo, a weight class is a standardized weight range for taekwondo practitioners. The upper weight limit for each class is the lower limit of the next highest class. A taekwondo gyeorugi is usually scheduled for a fixed weight class, and each practitioner's weight must not exceed the upper limit.

Senior weight classes[edit]

Most of the domestic / international taekwondo competitions for senior practitioners have traditionally consisted of 16 weight classes, eight for men and eight for women.[1]

Olympic weight classes[edit]

Since the International Olympic Committee limits the total number of taekwondo entrants to 64 men and 64 women, there are only eight weight classes - four for each gender - at the Summer Olympics, and the Pan American Games as well.

Period Men Women
Weight limit
kg (lb)
Weight limit
kg (lb)
unlimited unlimited Heavyweight
80 (176.1) 67 (147.7) Welterweight
69 (152.1) 58 (127.9) Featherweight
58 (127.9) 49 (108.0) Flyweight

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Taekwondo". NBC Sports. Retrieved 2010-08-09. 

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