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Taekwondo at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's 68 kg

The men's 68 kg competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics was held on 18 August, at the Carioca Arena 3.

Men's 68 kg
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
Taekwondo at the 2016 Olympics, Men's 68 kg podium.jpg
Left-right: Denisenko, Abughaush, González, Lee
VenueCarioca Arena 3
Date18 August 2016
Competitors16 from 16 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Ahmad Abughaush  Jordan
2nd, silver medalist(s) Alexey Denisenko  Russia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Joel González  Spain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lee Dae-hoon  South Korea
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Contents

Competition formatEdit

The main bracket consisted of a single elimination tournament, culminating in the gold medal match. The top eight athletes in each event were seeded so as not to face each other in the preliminary round. The remainder of the qualified athletes were drawn randomly on 15 August 2016. 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]

ScheduleEdit

All times are in local time (UTC-3).

Date Time Round
Thursday, 18 August 2016 09:00
15:00
17:00
20:00
21:00
22:00
Preliminary round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Repechage
Bronze medal matches
Final

SeedsEdit

Every practitioner was seeded at the event.[2]

ResultsEdit

Main bracketEdit

Legend
  • PTG – Won by points gap
  • SUD – Won by sudden death (golden point)
  • WD – Withdrew from contest
Preliminary round Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal match
            
13   Edgar Contreras (VEN) 2
4   Alexey Denisenko (RUS) 12
4   Alexey Denisenko (RUS) 19
(PTG)
5   Servet Tazegül (TUR) 6
5   Servet Tazegül (TUR) 14
(PTG)
12   Ignacio Morales (CHI) 1
4   Alexey Denisenko (RUS) 6
1   Jaouad Achab (BEL) 1
9   Balla Dièye (SEN) 12
8   Karol Robak (POL) 15
8   Karol Robak (POL) 7
1   Jaouad Achab (BEL) 9
1   Jaouad Achab (BEL) 15
(PTG)
16   Maxemillion Kassman (PNG) 1
4   Alexey Denisenko (RUS) 6
10   Ahmad Abughaush (JOR) 10
15   David Boui (CAF) 0 (WD)
2   Lee Dae-hoon (KOR) 6
2   Lee Dae-hoon (KOR) 8
10   Ahmad Abughaush (JOR) 11
7   Ghofran Zaki (EGY) 1
10   Ahmad Abughaush (JOR) 9
10   Ahmad Abughaush (JOR) 12
6   Joel González (ESP) 7
11   Filip Grgić (CRO) 3
6   Joel González (ESP) 4
6   Joel González (ESP) 7
14   Pürevjavyn Temüüjin (MGL) 4
3   Saúl Gutiérrez (MEX) 11
14   Pürevjavyn Temüüjin (MGL) 12

RepechageEdit

Repechage Bronze medal matches
7   Ghofran Zaki (EGY) 6   1   Jaouad Achab (BEL) 7
2   Lee Dae-hoon (KOR) 14   2   Lee Dae-hoon (KOR) 11
5   Servet Tazegül (TUR) 4   6   Joel González (ESP) 4
13   Edgar Contreras (VEN) 5
(SUD)
  13   Edgar Contreras (VEN) 3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ competition format. Accessed 2 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Taekwondo in Rio 2016 Men's 68 kg". worldtaekwondofederation.net. World Taekwondo Federation. Archived from the original on 27 August 2016. Retrieved 15 August 2016.