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Taekwondo at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 57 kg

The women's 57 kg competition in taekwondo at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing took place on August 21 at the Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium.

Women's 57 kg
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium
Date21 August 2008
Competitors16 from 16 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Lim Su-Jeong  South Korea
2nd, silver medalist(s) Azize Tanrıkulu  Turkey
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Diana López  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Martina Zubčić  Croatia
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Competition formatEdit

The main bracket consisted of a single elimination tournament, culminating in the gold medal match. Two bronze medals were awarded at the taekwondo competitions. A repechage was used to determine the bronze medal winners. Every competitor who lost to one of the two finalists competed in the repechage, another single-elimination competition. Each semifinal loser faced the last remaining repechage competitor from the opposite half of the bracket in a bronze medal match.[1]


All times are China standard time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Thursday, 21 August 2008 09:00
Preliminary Round

Qualifying AthletesEdit


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

Main bracketEdit

Preliminary round Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal match
1   Mariam Bah (CIV) 0
16   Robin Cheong (NZL) 1
  Robin Cheong (NZL) 1
  Lim Su-Jeong (KOR) 4
8   Su Li-Wen (TPE) 0
9   Lim Su-Jeong (KOR) 1
  Lim Su-Jeong (KOR)  5
  Veronica Calabrese (ITA)  1
5   Doris Patiño (COL) 0
12   Veronica Calabrese (ITA) 2
  Veronica Calabrese (ITA) 3
  Bineta Diedhiou (SEN) 0
4   Nguyen Thi Hoai Thu (VIE) 0
13   Bineta Diedhiou (SEN) 1
  Lim Su-Jeong (KOR)  1
  Azize Tanrıkulu (TUR)  0
6   Diana López (USA) 2
11   Chonnapas Premwaew (THA) 0
  Diana López (USA) 1
  Azize Tanrıkulu (TUR) 2
3   Azize Tanrıkulu (TUR) 7
14   Elaine Teo (MAS) 4
  Azize Tanrıkulu (TUR)  5
  Martina Zubčić (CRO)  3
7   Martina Zubčić (CRO) 4
10   Bat-El Gatterer (ISR) 3
  Martina Zubčić (CRO) 3
  Debora Nunes (BRA) 2
2   Debora Nunes (BRA)
15   Lailatou Amadou Lele (NIG) DSQ


Round 1   Bronze medal match
  Diana López (USA) 3    
  Elaine Teo (MAS) 0       Diana López (USA) 3
      Veronica Calabrese (ITA) 2
      Martina Zubčić (CRO) 5
  Su Li-Wen (TPE) 1       Su Li-Wen (TPE) 4
  Robin Cheong (NZL) 0    


  1. ^ "Taekwondo – Competition format". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 4 February 2013.