| Event type

Flyweight (≤58 kilograms), Men

Date24 July 2021
LocationMakuhari Messe, 2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Participants16 from 16 countries
FormatSingle-elimination tournament. All fighters losing to the finalists in each pool advance to repêchage tournament for the bronze medal.

Italy’s Vito Dell’Aquila beat 19-year-old Mohamed Khalil Jendoubi of Tunisia 16-12 to win the Olympic gold medal in the men’s 58kg Taekwondo final at Tokyo. The 20-year-old European champion, who was making his Olympic début, launched his attack on Jendoubi from the start of a closely fought contest at the Makuhari Messe, Hall A, in Tokyo. They were tied at 10-10 with seconds left on the clock before Dell’Aquila won with a series of strikes.

At a press conference afterwards, the winner said he was happy with his victory and was now looking forward to having some rest when he returned home to Italy. Jendoubi had caused an upset earlier on the opening day when he beat the world champion and favorite for gold, Jang Jun of the Republic of Korea, in their semi-final bout 25-19. Jang Jun and number five seed Russian Mikhail Artamonov went through the repêchage to win bronze medals.

1Vito Dell'AquilaITAGold
2Mohamed Khalil JendoubiTUNSilver
=3Jang JunKORBronze
=3Mikhail ArtamonovROCBronze
=5Lucas GuzmánARG
=5Omar SalimHUN
=7Solomon DemseETH
=7Ramnarong SawekwihareeTHA
=9Adrián VicenteESP
=9Armin HadipourIRI
=11Safwan KhalilAUS
=11Jefferson OchoaCOL
=11Jack WoolleyIRL
=11Sergio SuzukiJPN
=11Kurt BarbosaPHI
=11Rui BragançaPOR

Round One

Date24 July 2021 — 10:15
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.
Match #124 Jul 10:15Solomon DemseETHPoint gapSergio SuzukiJPN
Match #224 Jul 10:45Mohamed Khalil JendoubiTUNFinal scoreMikhail ArtamonovROC
Match #324 Jul 11:15Adrián VicenteESPFinal scoreRui BragançaPOR
Match #424 Jul 11:45Jang JunKORPoint gapKurt BarbosaPHI
Match #524 Jul 12:15Vito Dell'AquilaITAFinal scoreOmar SalimHUN
Match #624 Jul 12:45Ramnarong SawekwihareeTHAFinal scoreSafwan KhalilAUS
Match #724 Jul 13:15Lucas GuzmánARGFinal scoreJack WoolleyIRL
Match #824 Jul 13:45Armin HadipourIRIFinal scoreJefferson OchoaCOL


Date24 July 2021 — 14:15
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.
Match #124 Jul 14:15Mohamed Khalil JendoubiTUNPoint gapSolomon DemseETH
Match #224 Jul 14:45Jang JunKORFinal scoreAdrián VicenteESP
Match #324 Jul 15:15Vito Dell'AquilaITAPoint gapRamnarong SawekwihareeTHA
Match #424 Jul 15:45Lucas GuzmánARGPoint gapArmin HadipourIRI


Date24 July 2021 — 16:15
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the final round.
Match #124 Jul 16:15Mohamed Khalil JendoubiTUNFinal scoreJang JunKOR
Match #224 Jul 16:45Vito Dell'AquilaITAFinal scoreLucas GuzmánARG

Repêchage Round One

Date24 July 2021 — 19:15
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the bronze medal match.
Match #124 Jul 19:15Mikhail ArtamonovROCPoint gapSolomon DemseETH
Match #224 Jul 19:45Omar SalimHUNPoint gapRamnarong SawekwihareeTHA

Final Round

Date24 July 2021 — 21:45
Match 1/224 Jul 21:45Vito Dell'AquilaITAFinal scoreMohamed Khalil JendoubiTUN
Match 3/524 Jul 20:45Mikhail ArtamonovROCFinal scoreLucas GuzmánARG
Match 3/524 Jul 21:15Jang JunKORFinal scoreOmar SalimHUN