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Taekwondo at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Men's Heavyweight

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 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: KOR Kim Gyeong-Hun
Silver: AUS Daniel Trenton
Bronze: FRA Pascal Gentil


Korea had won the last two World Championships in the heavyweight class, with Kim Kyong-Hun winning in 1997, and Moon Dae-Sung winning in 1999. Kim was selected to compete at the Sydney Olympics. The Sydney crowd was pulling for Australia’s Daniel Trenton, who had won the bronze medal at the 1999 World Championships. Trenton and Kim had minimal competition in getting to the final, in which Kim prevailed, 6-2.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Kim Gyeong-Hun 25 South Korea KOR Gold
2 Daniel Trenton 23 Australia AUS Silver
3 Pascal Gentil 27 France FRA Bronze
4 Khaled Al-Dosari 28 Saudi Arabia KSA
5T Colin Daley 25 Great Britain GBR
5T Milton Castro 24 Colombia COL
7T Carlos Delgado 29 Nicaragua NCA
7T Marcus Thorén 29 Sweden SWE
9T Alexandros Nikolaidis 20 Greece GRE
9T Nelson Saenz 34 Cuba CUB
11T Yahia Rashwan 31 Egypt EGY
11T Zhu Feng 17 China CHN