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Taekwondo at the 2012 London Summer Games:

Men's Featherweight

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): ExCeL, Newham, London
Date Started: August 9, 2012
Date Finished: August 9, 2012
Format: Single-elimination tournament. All fighters losing to the finalists in each pool advance to repêchage tournament for the bronze medal.

Gold: TUR Servet Tazegül
Silver: IRI Mohammad Bagheri Motamed
Bronze: AFG Rohullah Nikpai
USA Terrence Jennings


Turkey’s [Servet Tazegül] had won a bronze medal in this event in 2008 but had dominated the class since then, winning three European Championships and the 2011 World Championships. In the semi-final he faced Britain’s [Martin Stamper], who had beaten Tazegül at the 2011 German Open and had the crowd on his side, but Tazegül won comfortably to reach the final. The other finalist was [Mohammad Bagheri Motamed] of Iran, who had struggled early. In the quarters he faced 2008 bronze medalist [Rohullah Nikpah] of Afghanistan and won in sudden-death. In the semi-finals he defeated Brazil’s [Diogo Silva] only by superiority decision after tying on points.

The final was very close. Tazegül went ahead 5-3 in the second round, but Bagheri Motamed closed to 5-4. After his opponent received penalty points, Tazegül then held on to win the gold medal, 6-5. The bronze medals went to Nikpah, who repeated his 2008 bronze, and American [Terrence Jennings], who went thru the repêchage after losing to Tazegul in the round of 16.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Servet Tazegül 23 Turkey TUR Gold
2 Mohammad Bagheri Motamed 26 Iran IRI Silver
3T Rohullah Nikpai 25 Afghanistan AFG Bronze
3T Terrence Jennings 25 United States USA Bronze
5T Martin Stamper 25 Great Britain GBR
5T Diogo da Silva 30 Brazil BRA
7T Patrick Boui 24 Central African Republic CAF
7T Hryhoriy Husarov 18 Ukraine UKR
9T Damir Fejzić 18 Serbia SRB
9T Mohammad Abulibdeh 28 Jordan JOR
11T Erick Osornio 29 Mexico MEX
11T Isah Mohammad 25 Nigeria NGR
11T Logan Campbell 26 New Zealand NZL
11T Peter López 30 Peru PER
11T Michał Łoniewski 23 Poland POL
11T Dmitry Kim 22 Uzbekistan UZB