Taekwondo at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 68 kg

The men's 68 kg competition in taekwondo at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens took place on August 27 at the Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex.

Men's 68 kg
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueFaliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex
Date27 August
Competitors16 from 16 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Hadi Saei  Iran
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Huang Chih-hsiung  Chinese Taipei
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Song Myeong-Seob  South Korea
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Iran's Hadi Saei secured a tight 4–3 victory over Chinese Taipei's Huang Chih-hsiung to pick up the Olympic gold medal in the event, adding it to his bronze from Sydney four years earlier.[1][2] Meanwhile, South Korean taekwondo fighter Song Myeong-seob edged his worthy adversary Diogo Silva of Brazil 12–7 to score a bronze.[1]

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.[3]


All times are Greece Standard Time (UTC+2)

Date Time Round
Friday, 27 August 2004 11:00
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
  Mohamed Omrani (TUN) 2
  Carlo Massimino (AUS) 7   Carlo Massimino (AUS) 4
  Gabriel Sagastume (GUA) 11   Gabriel Sagastume (GUA) 5
  Duncan Mahlangu (RSA) 7   Gabriel Sagastume (GUA) 5
  Tuncay Çalışkan (AUT) KO   Huang Chih-hsiung (TPE) 7
  Bertrand Gbongou Liango (CAF) 1:45-3   Tuncay Çalışkan (AUT) 8
  Huang Chih-hsiung (TPE) 8   Huang Chih-hsiung (TPE) 10
  Tamer Abdelmoneim Hussein (EGY) 1   Huang Chih-hsiung (TPE) 3
  Hadi Saei (IRI) RSC   Hadi Saei (IRI) 4
  Carlo Molfetta (ITA) 1:53-2   Hadi Saei (IRI) 8
  Luis Alberto García (VEN) 5   Diogo Silva (BRA) 6
  Diogo Silva (BRA) 6   Hadi Saei (IRI) 9+
  Alejandro Hernando (ARG) 10   Song Myeong-Seob (KOR) 9
  Jesper Roesen (DEN) 11   Jesper Roesen (DEN) 11
  Song Myeong-Seob (KOR) 15   Song Myeong-Seob (KOR) 13
  Niyamaddin Pashayev (AZE) 13


Quarterfinals Semifinals Bronze medal match
  Gabriel Sagastume (GUA) 10
  Diogo Silva (BRA) WO   Diogo Silva (BRA) 12
  Carlo Molfetta (ITA)     Diogo Silva (BRA) 7
  Song Myeong-Seob (KOR) 12
  Song Myeong-Seob (KOR) 8
  Tuncay Çalışkan (AUT) 4   Tamer Abdelmoneim Hussein (EGY) 6
  Tamer Abdelmoneim Hussein (EGY) 8


  1. ^ a b "Jang Ji-won of South Korea grabs gold". Associated Press. ESPN. 28 August 2004. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  2. ^ Lin, Chieh-yu (28 August 2004). "Team Taiwan takes silver in taekwondo". Taipei Times. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Taekwondo – Competition format". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 23 December 2014.

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