Beijing 2008

beijingsignChoue worked to reform the organization so that taekwondo could continue to develop as a controvery-free Olympic sport. His goal was to make taekwondo more fun and dynamic, and to increase fairness in referee judgment. He also hoped to improve the reputation of the WTF and taekwondo.

The WTF Reform Committee report that was developed over two meetings was officially adopted on March 10, 2005 at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland with IOC President Jacques Rogge attending. The core tasks were to ensure fairness, increase dynamism and make the sport more media friendly. Also in 2005, the IOC voted to include taekwondo in the official program of the 2012 London Olympic Games. Of the 116 IOC members that participated in the vote, which was conducted both electronically and anonymously, taekwondo won majority approval. For the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the IOC's executive board decided to add two more male and female athletes to the previous total of 124 athletes from the Beijing Olympics so there would be 128 taekwondo athletes. It also decided to increase the number of bronze medals awarded per each weight category from one to two.


Medal summary

Men's events

  18px-Gold_medal.svg.png 18px-Silver_medal.svg.png 18px-Bronze_medal.svg.png
Under 58 kg 20px-Flag_of_Mexico.svg.png Guillermo Pérez Yulis Gabriel Mercedes   Rohullah Nikpai
20px-Flag_of_Chinese_Taipei_for_Olympic_games.svg.png Chu Mu-Yen
Under 68 kg 20px-Flag_of_South_Korea.svg.png Son Tae-Jin 20px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png Mark López 20px-Flag_of_Turkey.svg.png Servet Tazegül
20px-Flag_of_Chinese_Taipei_for_Olympic_games.svg.png Sung Yu-Chi
Under 80 kg 20px-Flag_of_Iran.svg.png Hadi Saei Mauro Sarmiento  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Zhu Guo
20px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png Steven López
Over 80 kg 20px-Flag_of_South_Korea.svg.png Cha Dong-Min 20px-Flag_of_Greece.svg.png Alexandros Nikolaidis Chika Chukwumerije
Arman Chilmanov

 

Women's events

  18px-Gold_medal.svg.png 18px-Silver_medal.svg.png 18px-Bronze_medal.svg.png
Under 49 kg Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wu Jingyu Buttree Puedpong  20px-Flag_of_Cuba.svg.png Daynellis Montejo
Dalia Contreras
Under 57 kg 20px-Flag_of_South_Korea.svg.png Lim Su-Jeong  20px-Flag_of_Turkey.svg.png Azize Tanrıkulu 20px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png Diana López
Martina Zubčić
Under 67 kg 20px-Flag_of_South_Korea.svg.png Hwang Kyung-Seon   Karine Sergerie 20px-Flag_of_France.svg.png Gwladys Épangue
Sandra Šarić
Over 67 kg 20px-Flag_of_Mexico.svg.png Maria Espinoza Nina Solheim Sarah Stevenson
Natália Falavigna

 

Medal table

Rank  Nation 18px-Gold_medal.svg.png 18px-Silver_medal.svg.png 18px-Bronze_medal.svg.png Total
1 20px-Flag_of_South_Korea.svg.png South Korea 4 0 0 4
2 20px-Flag_of_Mexico.svg.png Mexico 2 0 0 2
3 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China 1 0 1 2
4 20px-Flag_of_Iran.svg.png Iran 1 0 0 1
 5 20px-Flag_of_the_United_States.svg.png United States 0 1 2 3
 6 20px-Flag_of_Turkey.svg.png Turkey 0 1 1 2
Canada 0 1 0 1
Dominican Republic 0 1 0 1
20px-Flag_of_Greece.svg.png Greece 0 1 0 1
Italy 0 1 0 1
Norway 0 1 0 1
Thailand 0 1 0 1
13
 
20px-Flag_of_Chinese_Taipei_for_Olympic_games.svg.png Chinese Taipei 0 0 2 2
Croatia 0 0 2 2
 15 Afghanistan 0 0 1 1
Brazil 0 0 1 1
20px-Flag_of_Cuba.svg.png Cuba 0 0 1 1
20px-Flag_of_France.svg.png France 0 0 1 1
Great Britain 0 0 1 1
Kazakhstan 0 0 1 1
Nigeria 0 0 1 1
Venezuela 0 0 1 1

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