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Taekwondo at the 2004 Summer Olympics


Taekwondo at the 2004 Summer Olympics

at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Sports Pavilion at the Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex
Dates August 25 to August 28
Competitors 124 from 60 nations

Taekwondo at the 2004 Summer Olympics were held in the Sports Pavilion at the Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex in Athens, Greece where 124 competitors competed in eight events, four each for men and women.


  • Medal summary 1
    • Men's events 1.1
    • Women's events 1.2
  • Medal table 2
  • Participating nations 3
  • References 4

Medal summary

The host nation Greece failed to add to the gold won by Michalis Mouroutsos at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, though Alexandros Nikolaidis and Elisavet Mystakidou both won silver. Chinese Taipei (i.e. Taiwan) won its first two gold medals ever at these events. Steven López of the United States and Chen Zhong of China each repeated as Olympic champions. Hadi Saei, Huang Chih-hsiung and Pascal Gentil also won medal for the second time.

Men's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight (58 kg)
 Chu Mu-Yen
Chinese Taipei (TPE)
 Oscar Salazar
Mexico (MEX)
 Tamer Bayoumi
Egypt (EGY)
Lightweight (68 kg)
 Hadi Saei
Iran (IRI)
 Huang Chih-hsiung
Chinese Taipei (TPE)
 Song Myeong-Seob
South Korea (KOR)
Middleweight (80 kg)
 Steven López
United States (USA)
 Bahri Tanrıkulu
Turkey (TUR)
 Yousef Karami
Iran (IRI)
Heavyweight (+80 kg)
 Moon Dae-Sung
South Korea (KOR)
 Alexandros Nikolaidis
Greece (GRE)
 Pascal Gentil
France (FRA)

Women's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight (49 kg)
 Chen Shih-Hsin
Chinese Taipei (TPE)
 Yanelis Labrada
Cuba (CUB)
 Yaowapa Boorapolchai
Thailand (THA)
Lightweight (57 kg)
 Jang Ji-Won
South Korea (KOR)
 Nia Abdallah
United States (USA)
 Iridia Salazar
Mexico (MEX)
Middleweight (67 kg)
 Luo Wei
China (CHN)
 Elisavet Mystakidou
Greece (GRE)
 Hwang Kyung-Sun
South Korea (KOR)
Heavyweight (+67 kg)
 Chen Zhong
China (CHN)
 Myriam Baverel
France (FRA)
 Adriana Carmona
Venezuela (VEN)

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 2 1 0 3
2  South Korea (KOR) 2 0 2 4
3  China (CHN) 2 0 0 2
4  United States (USA) 1 1 0 2
5  Iran (IRI) 1 0 1 2
6  Greece (GRE) 0 2 0 2
7  France (FRA) 0 1 1 2
 Mexico (MEX) 0 1 1 2
9  Turkey (TUR) 0 1 0 1
 Cuba (CUB) 0 1 0 1
11  Thailand (THA) 0 0 1 1
 Egypt (EGY) 0 0 1 1
 Venezuela (VEN) 0 0 1 1

Participating nations

A total of 124 taekwondo jins from 60 nations competed at the Athens Games:


  • 2004 Summer Olympics official report Volume 2.
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