Taekwondo Events at 2016 Summer olympic game will be schedule to played from the 17 to 20 August at Carioca Arena 3 inside the Barra Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca Venue of Brazil and for that total 128 Taekwondo fighters are competing from the various nation. In Total Eight Weight Categories for Men and Womens on each categories four men and four women are participant. Check out below the more thing to know about this taekwondo event.
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Medals are awarded in four different weight classes for both men and women.
|Flyweight||–58 kg||–49 kg|
|Featherweight||58–68 kg||49–57 kg|
|Middleweight||68–80 kg||57–67 kg|
|Heavyweight||+80 kg||+67 kg|
Taekwondo debut in the olympic games in 2000 sydney olympics. Aim of this Taekwondo game is “Athletes kick and punch their opponents torso and head to gain points”
Match Format : Matches consists of 3 Two Mintues round and on each round 1 minutes break.
Point System : Standard Torso Strike = 1 Points
Standard Head Kick = 3 Points
Spinning Torso Kick = 3 points
Spinning Head kick = 4 points
Also see : Taekwondo History and Equipment
Did you Know : Rohullah Nikpai is afghanistan only olympics medalist. He won the Bronze Medal in 2008 Beijing Olympics.
List of Taekwondo Medalist for Olympics
|1||South Korea (KOR)||10||2||2||14|
|3||United States (USA)||2||2||4||8|
|4||Chinese Taipei (TPE)||2||1||5||8|
|13||Great Britain (GBR)||1||0||2||3|
|22||Dominican Republic (DOM)||0||1||0||1|
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