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Taekwondo at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Women's Heavyweight

Taekwondo at the 2000 Summer Games: Next Summer Games

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): State Sports Centre, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 30, 2000
Date Finished: September 30, 2000
Format: Single-elimination tournament. All fighters losing to the finalists in each pool advance to repêchage tournament for the bronze medal.

Gold: CHN Chen Zhong
Silver: RUS Nataliya Ivanova
Bronze: CAN Dominique Bosshart

Summary

Chen Zhong was World Champion in 1999 in the middleweight class. Because of the change in weight classes at the Olympics, she moved up to the heavyweight division in Sydney. In the quarter-finals, her biggest rivals were drawn against each other. [Nataliya Ivanova] (RUS) had been silver medalist at the 1997 World Championships in the heavyweight division, while in 1999, Dominique Bosshart of Canada placed second at the heavyweight worlds. In Sydney, Ivanova defeated Bosshart, 8-6. After comfortable semi-final wins, Chen defeated Ivanova for the gold medal. Bosshart won the repêchage round to earn the bronze medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Chen Zhong 17 China CHN Gold
2 Nataliya Ivanova 29 Russia RUS Silver
3 Dominique Bosshart 22 Canada CAN Bronze
4 Nataša Vezmar 23 Croatia CRO
5T Adriana Carmona 26 Venezuela VEN
5T Mounia Bourguigue 25 Morocco MAR
7 Tanya White 28 Australia AUS
8T Ireane Ruíz 27 Spain ESP
8T Myriam Baverel 19 France FRA
10T Lee Wan Yuen 22 Malaysia MAS
10T Sonallis Mayan 27 Cuba CUB
10T Veera Liukkonen 31 Finland FIN