| Event type

Heavyweight (>70 kilograms), Women

Date20 September 1988
StatusOlympic (non-medal)
LocationJang-chung Che-yuk-gwan, Seoul
Participants8 from 8 countries

Eight fighters competed in a single-elimination tournament. The 1985 and 1987 World Champion was American Lynnette Love, and she came through to win the title in Seoul, defeating Korean Jang Yoon-Jung, a bronze medalist at the 1987 Worlds, in the final. Love later won the 1991 Worlds, and finished third in this event at the 1992 Olympic taekwondo demonstration.

1Lynnette LoveUSA
2Jang Yoon-JungKOR
=3Ute GüsterFRG
=3Yvonne FranssenCAN
=5Yolanda SantanaESP
=5Christine SixAUT
=5Susan GrahamNZL
=5Phillicia SprauveISV

Round One

Date20 September 1988 — 14:00
Match #120 SepLynnette LoveUSAPointsYolanda SantanaESP
Match #220 SepUte GüsterFRGSuperiorityChristine SixAUT
Match #320 SepYvonne FranssenCANPointsSusan GrahamNZL
Match #420 SepJang Yoon-JungKORPointsPhillicia SprauveISV


Date20 September 1988
Match #120 Sep 16:00Lynnette LoveUSASuperiorityUte GüsterFRG
Match #220 SepJang Yoon-JungKORPointsYvonne FranssenCAN

Final Round

Date20 September 1988 — 18:20
Match 1/220 SepLynnette LoveUSAPointsJang Yoon-JungKOR