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Taekwondo at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Women's Welterweight

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 29, 2000
Date Finished: September 29, 2000
Format: Single-elimination tournament. All fighters losing to the finalists in each pool advance to repêchage tournament for the bronze medal.

Gold: KOR Lee Seon-Hui
Silver: NOR Trude Gundersen
Bronze: JPN Yoriko Okamoto

Summary

This was another class with no clear favorite. Lee Sun-Hee was the top Korean fighter, but she had no significant international record previously. However, she won all her matches fairly easily, with the closest margin being 3 points. The final was stopped briefly when Norway’s Trude Gundersen kicked Lee in the throat.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Lee Seon-Hui 21 South Korea KOR Gold
2 Trude Gundersen 23 Norway NOR Silver
3 Yoriko Okamoto 29 Japan JPN Bronze
4 Sarah Stevenson 17 Great Britain GBR
5T Kirsimarja Koskinen 31 Finland FIN
5T Mirjam Müskens 33 Netherlands NED
7T Barbara Kunkel 30 United States USA
7T He Lumin 18 China CHN
9T Elena Benítez 33 Spain ESP
9T Lisa O'Keefe 27 Australia AUS
9T Meriem Bidani 28 Morocco MAR
9T Monica del Real 26 Mexico MEX