| Event type

Middleweight (≤ 70 kilograms), Women

Date18 September 1988
StatusOlympic (non-medal)
LocationJang-chung Che-yuk-gwan, Seoul
Participants8 from 8 countries

Eight fighters competed in a single-elimination tournament. The favorite was Dutchwoman Mandy de Jongh, the 1987 World Champion, and European Champion in 1986 and 1988. She made it to the final, but lost by superiority to Korean Kim Hyun-Hee. This was one of only two victories by Korean women in 1988 taekwondo, as opposed to the men’s competition, in which seven of the eight classes were won by Koreans.

1Kim Hyun-HeeKOR
2Mandy de JonghNED
=3Sharon JewellUSA
=3Elena NavazESP
=5Tami NoelISV
=5Marcia KingCAN
=5Bronwyn WilsonNZL
=5Michaela HuberAUT

Round One

Date18 September 1988 — 14:00
Match #118 SepMandy de JonghNEDPointsTami NoelISV
Match #218 SepSharon JewellUSAPointsMarcia KingCAN
Match #318 SepKim Hyun-HeeKORSuperiorityBronwyn WilsonNZL
Match #418 SepElena NavazESPSuperiorityMichaela HuberAUT


Date18 September 1988
Match #118 Sep 16:00Mandy de JonghNEDPointsSharon JewellUSA
Match #218 SepKim Hyun-HeeKORPointsElena NavazESP

Final Round

Date18 September 1988 — 18:20
Match 1/218 SepKim Hyun-HeeKORSuperiorityMandy de JonghNED