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Taekwondo at the 2000 Summer Olympics


Taekwondo at the 2000 Summer Olympics

at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
Competitors 103 from 51 nations
Taekwondo at the
2000 Summer Olympics
Men Women
  58 kg     49 kg  
  68 kg     57 kg  
  80 kg     67 kg  
  +80 kg     +67 kg  

Taekwondo was contested as an official sport at the Olympic Games for the first time at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. It had previously been a demonstration sport in 1988 and 1992. Medals were awarded in four weight classes each for men and women. Tran Hieu Ngan became the first Vietnamese Olympic medalist in this competition.


  • Medal summary 1
    • Men's events 1.1
    • Women's events 1.2
  • Medal table 2
  • Participating nations 3
  • Controversies 4
  • References 5
  • External link 6

Medal summary

Men's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight (58 kg)
 Michail Mouroutsos
Greece (GRE)
 Gabriel Esparza
Spain (ESP)
 Huang Chih-hsiung
Chinese Taipei (TPE)
Lightweight (68 kg)
 Steven López
United States (USA)
 Sin Joon-Sik
South Korea (KOR)
 Hadi Saei
Iran (IRI)
Middleweight (80 kg)
 Ángel Matos
Cuba (CUB)
 Faissal Ebnoutalib
Germany (GER)
 Víctor Estrada
Mexico (MEX)
Heavyweight (+80 kg)
 Kim Kyong-Hun
South Korea (KOR)
 Daniel Trenton
Australia (AUS)
 Pascal Gentil
France (FRA)

Women's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight (49 kg)
 Lauren Burns
Australia (AUS)
 Urbia Melendez
Cuba (CUB)
 Chi Shu-Ju
Chinese Taipei (TPE)
Lightweight (57 kg)
 Jung Jae-Eun
South Korea (KOR)
 Tran Hieu Ngan
Vietnam (VIE)
 Hamide Bıkçın Tosun
Turkey (TUR)
Middleweight (67 kg)
 Lee Sun-hee
South Korea (KOR)
 Trude Gundersen
Norway (NOR)
 Yoriko Okamoto
Japan (JPN)
Heavyweight (+67 kg)
 Chen Zhong
China (CHN)
 Natalia Ivanova
Russia (RUS)
 Dominique Bosshart
Canada (CAN)

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  South Korea (KOR) 3 1 0 4
2  Australia (AUS) 1 1 0 2
 Cuba (CUB) 1 1 0 2
4  China (CHN) 1 0 0 1
 Greece (GRE) 1 0 0 1
 United States (USA) 1 0 0 1
7  Germany (GER) 0 1 0 1
 Norway (NOR) 0 1 0 1
 Russia (RUS) 0 1 0 1
 Spain (ESP) 0 1 0 1
 Vietnam (VIE) 0 1 0 1
12  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 0 0 2 2
13  Canada (CAN) 0 0 1 1
 France (FRA) 0 0 1 1
 Iran (IRI) 0 0 1 1
 Japan (JPN) 0 0 1 1
 Mexico (MEX) 0 0 1 1
 Turkey (TUR) 0 0 1 1

Participating nations

A total of 103 taekwondo jins from 51 nations competed at the Sydney Games:


Bronze medalist Chi Shu-Ju, Hadi Saei and Pascal Gentil complained to the media about what they perceived as biased refereeing which made them lose their possible gold medal.[1] Pascal Gentil even refused to be photographed with his fellow medalists Kim Kyong-Hun and Daniel Trenton in the medal ceremony.


  1. ^ "London 2012 Olympic Games - ABC Grandstand Sport (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". ABC Grandstand Sport. 

External link

  • International Olympic Committee results database
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