Cheick Sallah Cissé (born 19 September 1993) is an Ivorian taekwondo athlete.
|Born||19 September 1993|
Bouaké, Cote d'Ivoire
|Height||189 cm (6 ft 2 in)|
After winning gold at the 2015 African Games in the men's 80 kg, he represented Ivory Coast at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in the same category. He reached the final of the tournament, competing against Britain's Lutalo Muhammad. Behind by six points to five, Cissé scored with a head-kick in the final second of the match to win the tie 8–6 and take the gold medal. The gold was Ivory Coast's first ever Olympic title, and came on a night where Ruth Gbagbi won a bronze in the women's 67 kg taekwondo, increasing the country's all-time Olympic medals from one to three in one session.
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- Cheick Sallah Cissé at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com (archived)
- Cheick Sallah Junior CISSE at the International Olympic Committee