Taekwondo at the 2000 Summer Olympics


Taekwondo at the 2000 Summer Olympics

Taekwondo was contested as an official sport at the Olympic Games for the first time at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. It had previously been a demonstration sport in 1988 and 1992. Medals were awarded in four weight classes each for men and women. Tran Hieu Ngan became the first Vietnamese Olympic medalist in this competition.

Medal summary

Men's events

Participating nations

A total of 103 taekwondo jins from 51 nations competed at the Syndey Games:

Controversies

Bronze medalist Chi Shu-Ju and Pascal Gentil complained to the media about the biased refereeing which made them lost their possible gold medal [http://www.abc.net.au/olympics/2000/TAEKWONDO/news/2000/09/item20000930195553_1.htm] . Pascal Gentil even refused to be photographed with his fellow medalists Kim Kyong-Hun and Daniel Trenton in the medal ceremony.

References

* [http://www.olympic.org/uk/athletes/results/search_r_uk.asp International Olympic Committee results database]


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