Taekwondo at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's +80 kg

The men's +80 kg competition in taekwondo at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens took place on August 29 at the Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex.

Men's +80 kg
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueFaliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex
Date29 August
Competitors16 from 16 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Moon Dae-Sung  South Korea
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Alexandros Nikolaidis  Greece
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Pascal Gentil  France
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South Korean taekwondo jin and 1999 world champion Moon Dae-sung unleashed a wicked roundhouse kick to knock out two-meter tall fighter and home favorite Alexandros Nikolaidis of Greece from the mat for an Olympic gold just a minute into the bout.[1][2] Meanwhile, France's Pascal Gentil opened up a four-point gap over Jordan's Ibrahim Kamal, and defeated him 6–2 to repeat his bronze medal victory from Sydney four years earlier.[1][3]

Competition formatEdit

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.[4]


All times are Greece Standard Time (UTC+2)

Date Time Round
Sunday, 29 August 2004 09:00
Preliminary Round


  • PTG — Won by points gap
  • KO — Won by knockout
  • SUP — Won by superiority
  • OT — Won on over time (Golden Point)
  • WO — Walkover

Main bracketEdit

Preliminary round Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal match
  Ibrahim Kamal (JOR) 9
  Zakaria Asidah (DEN) 6   Ibrahim Kamal (JOR) 9
  Nguyen Van Hung (VIE) 8   Nguyen Van Hung (VIE) 7
  Teemu Heino (FIN) 5   Ibrahim Kamal (JOR) 3
  Abdelkader Zrouri (MAR) 8   Alexandros Nikolaidis (GRE) 6
  Luis Noguera (VEN) 5   Abdelkader Zrouri (MAR) 2
  Alexandros Nikolaidis (GRE) 7   Alexandros Nikolaidis (GRE) 5
  Julian Rojas (COL) 3   Alexandros Nikolaidis (GRE) 2:10-1
  Tudor Sanon (HAI) 2   Moon Dae-Sung (KOR) KO
  Kristopher Moitland (CRC) 3   Kristopher Moitland (CRC) −1
  Chika Chukwumerije (NGR) 0   Pascal Gentil (FRA) 4
  Pascal Gentil (FRA) 2   Pascal Gentil (FRA) 3
  Jon García (ESP) 13   Moon Dae-Sung (KOR) 5
  Zoran Prerad (BIH) 2   Jon García (ESP) 2
  Moon Dae-Sung (KOR) 7   Moon Dae-Sung (KOR) 6
  Adilkhan Sagindykov (KAZ) 2


Quarterfinals Semifinals Bronze medal match
  Ibrahim Kamal (JOR) 2+
  Jon García (ESP) 5   Adilkhan Sagindykov (KAZ) 2
  Adilkhan Sagindykov (KAZ) 5+   Ibrahim Kamal (JOR) 2
  Pascal Gentil (FRA) 6
  Pascal Gentil (FRA) 3
  Abdelkader Zrouri (MAR) 6   Abdelkader Zrouri (MAR) 1
  Julian Rojas (COL) 2


  1. ^ a b "Moon takes taekwondo gold". BBC Sport. 29 August 2004. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Moon KOs Greek fighter for gold". Associated Press. ESPN. 29 August 2004. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Summer 2004 Games: Roundup; Big Day for Cuba in Ring as a Veteran Denies a British Teenager". New York Times. 29 August 2004. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Taekwondo – Competition format". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 23 December 2014.

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