Taekwondo at the 2004 Summer Olympics

Dates 26 – 29 August 2004
Medal Events 8

Taekwondo was on the Olympic Program as a full medal sport for the second time, with the program the same as in Sydney – four events for men and women. Once again, nations were limited to four competitors, two men and two women, and once again, all four Korean taekwondoka won medals, this time winning two gold. China and Chinese Taipei also won two gold medals, with Chinese Taipei athletes adding a third medal, with a silver in men’s featherweight.

The 2004 taekwondo tournament was held at the Faliro Sports Pavilion Arena, or the Kleisto Gymnastirio Falirou, within the Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex. Some early round handball matches were also contested at this venue.

Events

Event Status Date Participants NOCs
Flyweight (≤58 kilograms), Men Olympic 26 August 2004 16 16
Featherweight (≤68 kilograms), Men Olympic 27 August 2004 16 16
Welterweight (≤80 kilograms), Men Olympic 28 August 2004 16 16
Heavyweight (>80 kilograms), Men Olympic 29 August 2004 16 16
Flyweight (≤49 kilograms), Women Olympic 26 August 2004 15 15
Featherweight (≤57 kilograms), Women Olympic 27 August 2004 15 15
Welterweight (≤67 kilograms), Women Olympic 28 August 2004 15 15
Heavyweight (>67 kilograms), Women Olympic 29 August 2004 15 15
124 (64/60) 60 (45/42)

Medals

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight, Men Chu Mu-YenTPE Óscar SalazarMEX Tamer SalahEGY
Featherweight, Men Hadi SaeiIRI Huang Chih-HsiungTPE Song Myeong-SeopKOR
Welterweight, Men Steven LopezUSA Bahri TanrıkuluTUR Yousef KaramiIRI
Heavyweight, Men Mun Dae-SeongKOR Alexandros NikolaidisGRE Pascal GentilFRA
Flyweight, Women Chen Shih-HsienTPE Yanely LabradaCUB Yaowapa BoorapolchaiTHA
Featherweight, Women Jang Ji-WonKOR Nia AbdallahUSA Iridia SalazarMEX
Welterweight, Women Luo WeiCHN Elli MystakidouGRE Hwang Gyeong-SeonKOR
Heavyweight, Women Chen ZhongCHN Myriam BaverelFRA Adriana CarmonaVEN

Medal table

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Chinese Taipei TPE 2 1 0 3
Republic of Korea KOR 2 0 2 4
People's Republic of China CHN 2 0 0 2
United States USA 1 1 0 2
Islamic Republic of Iran IRI 1 0 1 2
Greece GRE 0 2 0 2
France FRA 0 1 1 2
Mexico MEX 0 1 1 2
Cuba CUB 0 1 0 1
Turkey TUR 0 1 0 1
Egypt EGY 0 0 1 1
Thailand THA 0 0 1 1
Venezuela VEN 0 0 1 1