Taekwondo at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's 68 kg
|Men's 68 kg|
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
|Venue||State Sports Centre|
|Competitors||14 from 14 nations|
U.S. taekwondo jin Steven López came from behind in the final round to dodge a 1–1 draw and risk penalties for aggression over South Korea's Sin Joon-sik for the gold medal in the men's featherweight class. Meanwhile, Iranian fighter Hadi Saei edged his Turkish-born Austrian opponent Tuncay Çalışkan 4–2 to earn a bronze.
The main bracket consisted of a single elimination tournament, culminating in the gold medal match. The taekwondo fighters eliminated in earlier rounds by the two finalists of the main bracket advanced directly to the repechage tournament. These matches determined the bronze medal winner for the event.
All times are Greece Standard Time (UTC+2)
|Thursday, 28 September 2000||09:00
- KO — Won by knockout
- PTG — Won by points gap
- SUP — Won by superiority
- OT — Won on over time (Golden Point)
- WO — Walkover
|Preliminary round||Quarterfinals||Semifinals||Gold medal match|
|Alejandro Hernando (ARG)||0|
|Hsu Chi-hung (TPE)||2||Hadi Saei (IRI)||3|
|Hadi Saei (IRI)||5||Hadi Saei (IRI)||3|
|Sin Joon-sik (KOR)||7||Sin Joon-sik (KOR)||5|
|Tuncay Çalışkan (AUT)||3||Sin Joon-sik (KOR)||9|
|Nizar Naeeli (LBA)||3||Aslander Dzitiev (RUS)||1|
|Aslander Dzitiev (RUS)||12||Sin Joon-sik (KOR)||0|
|Francisco Zas (ESP)||3||Steven López (USA)||1|
|Carlo Massimino (AUS)||3+||Carlo Massimino (AUS)||1|
|Steven López (USA)||7||Steven López (USA)||1+|
|Claudio Nolano (ITA)||0||Steven López (USA)||2|
|Aziz Acharki (GER)||7||Aziz Acharki (GER)||0|
|Stanislas Ogoudjobi (BEN)||0||Aziz Acharki (GER)||15|
|Olivier Bernasconi (MON)||1|
|Quarterfinals||Semifinals||Bronze medal match|
|Hadi Saei (IRI)||6|
|Carlo Massimino (AUS)||9||Carlo Massimino (AUS)||5|
|Claudio Nolano (ITA)||7||Hadi Saei (IRI)||4|
|Tuncay Çalışkan (AUT)||2|
|Aziz Acharki (GER)||7|
|Aslander Dzitiev (RUS)||0||Tuncay Çalışkan (AUT)||7+|
|Tuncay Çalışkan (AUT)||6|
- Baranger, Walter (29 September 2000). "Sydney 2000 – Taekwondo: Lopez Takes Gold". New York Times. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
- "Gold for Lopez a First for U.S." Los Angeles Times. 29 September 2000. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
- "Taekwondo – Competition format". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 23 December 2014.