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Taekwondo at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Taekwondo
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
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Venue Carioca Arena 3
Dates 17–20 August 2016
No. of events 8
Competitors 128 from 63 nations
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Taekwondo at the
2016 Summer Olympics
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List of taekwondo
practitioners
Qualification
Men Women
  58 kg     49 kg  
  68 kg     57 kg  
  80 kg     67 kg  
  +80 kg     +67 kg  

Taekwondo at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro took place from 17 to 20 August at the Carioca Arena 3 inside the Barra Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca. Around 128 taekwondo fighters competed in eight weight categories; four for men, and four for women.[1]

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QualificationEdit

Taekwondo competition at these Games featured a total of 128 athletes, 64 in each gender, and 16 in each of the eight weight categories. Each National Olympic Committee (NOC) was allowed to enter up to a maximum of eight competitors, four of each gender, based on the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Olympic rankings, such that an athlete per NOC must be among the top six in each weight category. If an NOC had qualified only two female and male athletes through ranking, it could not participate in the respective Continental Qualification Tournament unless it had relinquishing the places obtained through ranking.[2][3]

Four places had been reserved to the host nation Brazil, and another four had been invited by the Tripartite Commission. The remaining 120 places were allocated through a qualification process in which athletes had won quota place for their respective NOC. 48 taekwondo fighters, 24 in each gender and the top 6 in each weight category, were eligible to compete through the ITTF Olympic rankings, while the rest through the five Continental Qualification Tournaments.[2]

If an NOC having qualified through a Qualification Tournament relinquishing a quota place, it would be allocated to the nation of the next highest placed athlete in the respective weight category of that tournament as long as the addition of the place did not exceed the maximum quota for that nation.[2]

ScheduleEdit

Daily schedule
Date → Wed 17 Thu 18 Fri 19 Sat 20
Men's 58 kg 68 kg 80 kg +80 kg
Women's 49 kg 57 kg 67 kg +67 kg

ParticipatingEdit

Participating nationsEdit

CompetitorsEdit

Medal summaryEdit

After finishing in third in 2012, this Olympics marks South Korea's return to the top of the Taekwondo medal standings.

Medal tableEdit

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   South Korea 2 0 3 5
2   China 2 0 0 2
3   Great Britain 1 1 1 3
4   Azerbaijan 1 0 2 3
5   Côte d'Ivoire 1 0 1 2
6   Jordan 1 0 0 1
7   Spain 0 1 1 2
  Thailand 0 1 1 2
9   France 0 1 0 1
  Mexico 0 1 0 1
  Niger 0 1 0 1
  Russia 0 1 0 1
  Serbia 0 1 0 1
14   Brazil 0 0 1 1
  Dominican Republic 0 0 1 1
  Egypt 0 0 1 1
  Iran 0 0 1 1
  Tunisia 0 0 1 1
  Turkey 0 0 1 1
  United States 0 0 1 1
Total 20 NOCs 8 8 16 32

Men's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight (58 kg)
details
Zhao Shuai
  China
Tawin Hanprab
  Thailand
Luisito Pie
  Dominican Republic
Kim Tae-hun
  South Korea
Featherweight (68 kg)
details
Ahmad Abughaush
  Jordan
Alexey Denisenko
  Russia
Lee Dae-hoon
  South Korea
Joel González
  Spain
Welterweight (80 kg)
details
Cheick Sallah Cissé
  Côte d'Ivoire
Lutalo Muhammad
  Great Britain
Milad Beigi
  Azerbaijan
Oussama Oueslati
  Tunisia
Heavyweight (+80 kg)
details
Radik Isayev
  Azerbaijan
Abdoul Razak Issoufou
  Niger
Maicon Siqueira
  Brazil
Cha Dong-min
  South Korea

Women's eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight (49 kg)
details
Kim So-hui
  South Korea
Tijana Bogdanović
  Serbia
Patimat Abakarova
  Azerbaijan
Panipak Wongpattanakit
  Thailand
Featherweight (57 kg)
details
Jade Jones
  Great Britain
Eva Calvo
  Spain
Hedaya Malak
  Egypt
Kimia Alizadeh
  Iran
Welterweight (67 kg)
details
Oh Hye-ri
  South Korea
Haby Niaré
  France
Ruth Gbagbi
  Côte d'Ivoire
Nur Tatar
  Turkey
Heavyweight (+67 kg)
details
Zheng Shuyin
  China
María Espinoza
  Mexico
Bianca Walkden
  Great Britain
Jackie Galloway
  United States

See alsoEdit

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