|Date||29 September 2000|
|Location||State Sports Centre, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Participants||14 from 14 countries|
|Format||Single-elimination tournament. All fighters losing to the finalists in each pool advance to repêchage tournament for the bronze medal.|
The change in weight classes for the Olympics, in which only four weight classes were recognized from the world standard of eight weight classes, made this the most wide-open competition in taekwondo at Sydney. There could be no favorite as none of the 16 competitors had ever placed in any class at an international level previously, with many competitors moving up or down in weight. Ángel Matos of Cuba crushed his first opponent, 9-0, and then easily defeated Roman Livaja of Sweden in the semi-finals. The final was closer, but Matos defeated Germany’s Faissal Ebnoutalib, 3-1. The 2000 gold medal remains Matos’s only major international victory. Ebnoutalib was also world silver medalist in 2003, losing to the 68 kg. gold medalist from Sydney, Steven Lopez.
|=5||067||N'Guessan Sebastien Konan||CIV|
|=11||071||Madjid Aflaki Khamesh||IRI|
|=11||072||Mario De Meo||ITA|
Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.
|Match #1||Marcel More||SLO||Bye|
|Match #2||Roman Livaja||SWE||Donald Geisler||PHI||Superiority (4 - 4)|
|Match #3||Ángel Matos||CUB||Félipe Soto||CHI||Final Score (9 - 2)|
|Match #4||Víctor Estrada||MEX||Madjid Aflaki Khamesh||IRI||Final Score (4 - 3)|
|Match #5||Faissal Ebnoutalib||GER||Mohamed Al-Fararjeh||JOR||Final Score (8 - 2)|
|Match #6||Warren Hansen||AUS||Muhammed Dahmani||DEN||Final Score (6 - 5)|
|Match #7||Mokete Mokhosi||LES||Mario De Meo||ITA||Final Score (3 - 3)|
|Match #8||N'Guessan Sebastien Konan||CIV||Bye|
Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.
|Match #1||Roman Livaja||SWE||Marcel More||SLO||Final Score (4 - 2)|
|Match #2||Ángel Matos||CUB||Víctor Estrada||MEX||Final Score (2 - 0)|
|Match #3||Faissal Ebnoutalib||GER||Warren Hansen||AUS||Final Score (2 - 1)|
|Match #4||N'Guessan Sebastien Konan||CIV||Mokete Mokhosi||LES||Final Score (4 - 3)|
Winner of each match advanced to the final round.
|Match #1||Ángel Matos||CUB||Roman Livaja||SWE||Final Score (4 - 0)|
|Match #2||Faissal Ebnoutalib||GER||N'Guessan Sebastien Konan||CIV||Final Score (4 - 3)|
Winner of each match advanced to the repêchage round two.
|Match #1||Roman Livaja||SWE||Bye|
|Match #2||Warren Hansen||AUS||Mohamed Al-Fararjeh||JOR||Final Score (5 - 4)|
|Match #3||Víctor Estrada||MEX||Félipe Soto||CHI||Final Score (6 - 1)|
|Match #4||N'Guessan Sebastien Konan||CIV||Bye|
Winner of each match advanced to the bronze medal match.
|Match #1||Roman Livaja||SWE||Warren Hansen||AUS||Final Score (1 - 0)|
|Match #2||Víctor Estrada||MEX||N'Guessan Sebastien Konan||CIV||Final Score (6 - 4)|
|Match 1/2||Ángel Matos||CUB||Faissal Ebnoutalib||GER||Final Score (3 - 1)|
|Match 3/4||Víctor Estrada||MEX||Roman Livaja||SWE||Final Score (2 - 1)|