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Schedule & Results: Catch Up

(Local) / 10:15 PM 20 Aug (Rio)
Men +80kg Gold Medal Contest

Radik Isaev (AZE)
Abdoulrazak Issoufou Alfaga (NIG)

(Local) / 10:00 PM 20 Aug (Rio)
Women +67kg Gold Medal Contest

Shuyin Zheng (CHN)
Maria del Rosario Espinoza Espinoza (MEX)

(Local) / 09:45 PM 20 Aug (Rio)
Men +80kg Bronze Medal Contests

Dongmin Cha (KOR)

(Local) / 09:30 PM 20 Aug (Rio)
Women +67kg Bronze Medal Contests

Jackie Galloway (USA)

(Local) / 09:15 PM 20 Aug (Rio)
Men +80kg Bronze Medal Contests

Maicon Siqueira (BRA)

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Full Taekwondo Schedule & Results

The Brazilians love their martial arts and you can be certain the action packed Rio 2016 taekwondo competition will have fans in the stands and around the world on the edge of their seats.

Men to watch: London 2012 Olympian Safwan Khalil will get another shot at Olympic glory in Rio after he just missed out on a medal four years ago. He is joined by his training partner Hayder Shkara who will make his Olympic debut in RIo. 

Women to watch: Carmen Marton will compete at her third Olympic Games in Rio after she was a convincing winner at the Oceania qualifiers. She will line up along side her sister Caroline Marton who will get her first chance in Olympic competition at the 2016 Games. 

As well as the amazing Marton family, Safwan Khalil is married to Carmen Marton and the national coach is Safwan’s brother Ali. These remarkable family bonds could be the difference for the Austraian Taekwondo section at the Rio Olympic Games.  

Qualification, Nomination & Selection

With no Australian athlete qualifiying through the Olympic Ranking System, Australia qualified two men and two women for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games via the 2016 Oceania Qualification Tournament in Papua New Guinea. Carmen Marton qualified in the -67kg division, Caroline Marton in the -57kg division, Hayder Shkara in the -80kg division and Safwan Khalil in the -58kg division.

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Nomination to the AOC

Following the qualification of athletes via the Olympic Ranking System or through the Oceania Championships, those athletes will be nominated to the AOC for selection.

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Selection by the AOC

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Appeals Tribunal Chair

Dominic Villa
Email: villabarrister@gmail.com 
Phone: 02 8224 3006

Competition Format & Events

Taekwondo athletes compete according to their respective weight categories. To progress into finals, competitors move through a single elimination tournament with a double repechage for the bronze medal contest. For an athlete to make it to the gold medal match, he or she must have progressed through the preliminary rounds undefeated; whereas the bronze medal matches will be between two players who have each lost one contest. Boxing, judo and taekwondo are the only Olympic sports to award two bronze medals.

Taekwondo matches consist of three rounds, each of two minutes, with a one-minute recess between rounds. One referee and three judges manage the contest. Each scoring technique earns one point; the final score is the sum of all points won in the three rounds, after any penalties are deducted. Points and penalties are made public by electronic scoreboards.

For the first time at an Olympics, competitors will wear electronic chest pads for registering successful hits. This progression is part of the international federation’s efforts to ensure fairer judging and refereeing.

The Olympic taekwondo competition will feature four events for men and women. The weight categories are:

Men – Under 58kg, Under 68kg, Under 80kg, Over 80kg

Women – Under 49kg, Under 57kg, Under 67kg, Over 67kg

Competitors wear different coloured ‘tobok’ – chung (blue) and hong (red) – and combat each other using punching and kicking techniques. While kicks to the body and face are permitted, only punches to the body are allowed. Vulnerable parts of the body are covered by protective equipment.

Australia and Olympic Taekwondo

Lauren Burns became one of the first athletes to win an Olympic taekwondo gold medal after the sport was introduced to Olympic competition at the 2000 Sydney Games. With the backing of a massive home crowd, the 49kg division fighter defeated opponents from Chinese Taipei and Denmark to reach the final against Cuba’s Urbia Melendez Rodriguez, which she won 4-2.

Australia’s first male medallist also came in 2000 when Daniel Trenton made it through to the final of the heavyweight class before going down to Colombia’s Milton Castro. At Athens 2004, Trenton and Carlo Massimino both reached the quarter-finals. Tina Morgan went close to a podium finish in Beijing before going down to Gwladys Pangue of France in the bronze medal contest.

Four years on in London, then fiancés Safwan Khalil and Carmen Marton represented Australia admirably as they both finished agonisingly close to a medal in fifth position. Seeded eighth in the 58kg division Khalil lost to the eventual gold medallist in the semi-finals before losing to Russia’s Alexey Denisenko in the fight for bronze. Marton lost her 67kg division semi-final against Turkey’s Nur Tatar before missing out on bronze after going down to Helena Fromm of Germany.

Australia's Olympic taekwondo medal tally is: 2 (1 gold, 0 silver, 1 bronze)

Read more about taekwondo at the Olympics and Australia’s history here>>>

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Did you know

  • Iran's Hadi Saei, Korea's Kyung Seon Hwang and the USA's Steven Lopez are the equal most successful Olympic taekwondo athletes having won two gold and one bronze medal each. 

Pre-Rio AUS Tally

1 Gold
1 Silver
0 Bronze


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#OneTeam 27 August 2016

Take a look back at the Rio 2016 campaign through the lens of the team hashtag #OneTeam


Shkara goes down in golden score 20 August 2016 (AEDT)

Hayder Shkara got his second bite at the cherry but just couldn’t quite get the job in an agonising golden score loss to Stephen Lopez of the USA.


Shkara downed on Olympic debut 19 August 2016 (AEDT)

Hayder Shkara has gone down to Great British fighter Lutalo Mohammed in his first round fight of the -80kg division.


Marton falls to London challenger Tatur 19 August 2016 (AEDT)

Carmen Marton has gone down to Turkish fighter Nur Tatur for the second straight Olympic Games.


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Khalil's bronze hopes remain alive 18 August 2016 (AEDT)

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