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Taekwondo at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Men's Flyweight

Taekwondo at the 2000 Summer Games: Next Summer Games


Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): State Sports Centre, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 27, 2000
Date Finished: September 27, 2000
Format: Single-elimination tournament. All fighters losing to the finalists in each pool advance to repêchage tournament for the bronze medal.

Gold: GRE Mikhail Mouroutsos
Silver: ESP Gabriel Esparza
Bronze: TPE Huang Chih-Hsiung


The 1997 World Champion in the bantamweight class, [Huang Chih-Hsiung] (TPE), moved down in class to the flyweight division for the 2000 Olympics. In the second round, he lost to the reigning European champion [Mikhail Mouroutsos] (GRE), 2-1. Mourotsos then took out “The Gabriels” – Taraburelli of Argentina in the semi-finals, also 2-1, and Esparza of Spain in the final, winning easily 4-2. Huang went thru the repêchage round to win the bronze medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Mikhail Mouroutsos 20 Greece GRE Gold
2 Gabriel Esparza 27 Spain ESP Silver
3 Huang Chih-Hsiung 23 Chinese Taipei TPE Bronze
4 Gabriel Taraburelli 19 Argentina ARG
5T József Salim 33 Hungary HUN
5T Younès Sekkat 26 Morocco MAR
7 Talaat Abada 24 Egypt EGY
8T Naser Buftain 20 Kuwait KUW
8T Roberto Cruz 28 Philippines PHI
10T Gabriel Sagastume 18 Guatemala GUA
10T Juan Miguel Moreno 29 United States USA
10T Kiyoteru Higuchi 19 Japan JPN
10T Mfanukhona Dlamini 20 Swaziland SWZ
10T Paul Lyons 31 Australia AUS