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Taekwondo at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

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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 28, 2000
Date Finished: September 28, 2000
Format: Single-elimination tournament. All fighters losing to the finalists in each pool advance to repêchage tournament for the bronze medal.

Gold: KOR Jung Jae-Eun
Silver: VIE Trần Hiếu Ngân
Bronze: TUR Hamide Bıkçın


Jung Jae-Eun (KOR) had won the 1997 and 1999 world titles. She was the heavy favorite and did not disappoint. She won her opening match 8-1, and survived a tight match, 2-1, in the semi-finals against Turkey’s Hamide Bikçin. In the final, Jung faced the Vietnamese fighter, Trần Hiếu Ngân, and won 2-0. Trần’s silver medal was the first ever won in the Olympics by any Vietnamese athlete. Bikçin won the bronze medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Jung Jae-Eun 20 South Korea KOR Gold
2 Trần Hiếu Ngân 26 Vietnam VIE Silver
3 Hamide Bıkçın 22 Turkey TUR Bronze
4 Virginia Lourens 25 Netherlands NED
5T Cristiana Corsi 24 Italy ITA
5T Jasmin Strachan 22 Philippines PHI
7 Cheryl-Ann Sankar 36 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
8T Areti Athanasopoulou 22 Greece GRE
8T Hsu Chih-Ling 25 Chinese Taipei TPE
10T Carmen Silva 20 Brazil BRA
10T Cynthia Cameron 20 Australia AUS
10T Shimaa Afifi 19 Egypt EGY