Taekwondo at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's 57 kg

The women's 57 kg competition in taekwondo at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens took place on August 27 at the Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex.

Women's 57 kg
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueFaliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex
Date27 August
Competitors15 from 15 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Jang Ji-Won  South Korea
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Nia Abdallah  United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Iridia Salazar  Mexico
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South Korea's Jang Ji-Won outwitted her American counterpart Nia Abdallah to strike the women's featherweight title in the final with a default score of 2–1.[1][2] Mexican fighter and three-time World silver medalist Iridia Salazar defied her odds to add a bronze to her career list, leading 2–1 over Spain's Sonia Reyes in the repechage.[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
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
  Irina Kaydashova (UZB) 7
  Paola Delgado (COL) 2   Iridia Salazar (MEX) 7+
  Iridia Salazar (MEX) 5   Iridia Salazar (MEX) 1
  Aleksandra Uścińska (POL) 2   Jang Ji-Won (KOR) 2
  Sonia Reyes (ESP) 11   Sonia Reyes (ESP) 2
  Mariam Bah (CIV) 2   Jang Ji-Won (KOR) 3
  Jang Ji-Won (KOR) 9   Jang Ji-Won (KOR) 2
  Areti Athanasopoulou (GRE) 6   Nia Abdallah (USA) 1
  Nootcharin Sukkhongdumnoen (THA) 6+   Nootcharin Sukkhongdumnoen (THA) 2
  Abeer Essawy (EGY) 0   Chi Shu-ju (TPE) 1
  Chi Shu-ju (TPE) 8   Nootcharin Sukkhongdumnoen (THA) 7
  Margarita Mkrtchyan (RUS) 9   Nia Abdallah (USA) 7+
  Nia Abdallah (USA) 16   Nia Abdallah (USA) 3
  Gwladys Épangue (FRA) 0   Cristiana Corsi (ITA) 2
  Cristiana Corsi (ITA) 2


Quarterfinals Semifinals Bronze medal match
  Iridia Salazar (MEX) 3
  Cristiana Corsi (ITA) 5   Cristiana Corsi (ITA) 2
  Margarita Mkrtchyan (RUS) 2   Iridia Salazar (MEX) 2
  Sonia Reyes (ESP) 1
  Nootcharin Sukkhongdumnoen (THA) 3
  Sonia Reyes (ESP) 5   Sonia Reyes (ESP) 6
  Mariam Bah (CIV) 0


  1. ^ "South Korea Adds Another Olympic Gold in Taekwondo". The Chosun Ilbo. 28 August 2004. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Abdallah takes silver; African taekwondo athlete knocked out". USA Today. 27 August 2004. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Taekwondo success for Jang". BBC Sport. 27 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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