Olympic Taekwondo 2021: Schedule, TV & Live-Stream Guide

Olympic Taekwondo 2021 Schedule, TV & Live-Stream Guide: Olympics for the first time will have Taekwondo in its sports programs. The International Olympic Committee has decided to have the program at the start of the games and not at the end as in the last five editions to gain maximum viewership.

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Tokyo Olympic 2021 Taekwondo schedule

*All times in Japan Standard Time (JST)

Date and Time: Saturday 24th July 10:00 – 17:00

Venues: Makuhari Messe Hall A

Women -49 kg Round of 16 (8 matches)
Men -58 kg Round of 16 (8 matches)
Women -49 kg Quarterfinals (4 matches)
Men -58 kg Quarterfinals (4 matches)
Women -49 kg Semifinals (2 matches)
Men -58 kg Semifinals (2 matches)
Date and Time: Saturday 24th July 19:00 – 22:40

Venues: Makuhari Messe Hall A

Women -49 kg Repechages (2 matches)
Men -58 kg Repechages (2 matches)
Women -49 kg Bronze Medal Contests (2 matches)
Men -58 kg Bronze Medal Contests (2 matches)
Women -49 kg Gold Medal Contest
Men -58 kg Gold Medal Contest
Women -49 kg Victory Ceremony
Men -58 kg Victory Ceremony

Date and Time: Sunday 25th July 10:00 – 17:00

Venues: Makuhari Messe Hall A

Women -57 kg Round of 16 (8 matches)
Men -68 kg Round of 16 (8 matches)
Women -57 kg Quarterfinals (4 matches)
Men -68 kg Quarterfinals (4 matches)
Women -57 kg Semifinals (2 matches)
Men -68 kg Semifinals (2 matches)
Date and Time: Sunday 25th July 19:00 – 22:40

Venues: Makuhari Messe Hall A

Women -57 kg Repechages (2 matches)
Men -68 kg Repechages (2 matches)
Women -57 kg Bronze Medal Contests (2 matches)
Men -68 kg Bronze Medal Contests (2 matches)
Women -57 kg Gold Medal Contest
Men -68 kg Gold Medal Contest
Women -57 kg Victory Ceremony
Men -68 kg Victory Ceremony
Date and Time: Monday 26th July 10:00 – 17:00

Venues: Makuhari Messe Hall A

Women -67 kg Round of 16 (8 matches)
Men -80 kg Round of 16 (8 matches)
Women -67 kg Quarterfinals (4 matches)
Men -80 kg Quarterfinals (4 matches)
Women -67 kg Semifinals (2 matches)
Men -80 kg Semifinals (2 matches)
Date and Time: Monday 26th July 19:00 – 22:40

Venues: Makuhari Messe Hall A

Women -67 kg Repechages (2 matches)
Men -80 kg Repechages (2 matches)
Women -67 kg Bronze Medal Contests (2 matches)
Men -80 kg Bronze Medal Contests (2 matches)
Women -67 kg Gold Medal Contest
Men -80 kg Gold Medal Contest
Women -67 kg Victory Ceremony
Men -80 kg Victory Ceremony
Date and Time: Tuesday 27th July 10:00 – 17:00

Venues: Makuhari Messe Hall A

Women +67 kg Round of 16 (8 matches)
Men +80 kg Round of 16 (8 matches)
Women +67 kg Quarterfinals (4 matches)
Men +80 kg Quarterfinals (4 matches)
Women +67 kg Semifinals (2 matches)
Men +80 kg Semifinals (2 matches)
Date and Time: Tuesday 27th July 19:00 – 22:40

Venues: Makuhari Messe Hall A

Women +67 kg Repechages (2 matches)
Men +80 kg Repechages (2 matches)
Women +67 kg Bronze Medal Contests (2 matches)
Men +80 kg Bronze Medal Contests (2 matches)
Women +67 kg Gold Medal Contest
Men +80 kg Gold Medal Contest
Women +67 kg Victory Ceremony
Men +80 kg Victory Ceremony

Top Tokyo Olympic Athletes at Tokyo 2021

Cheick Sallah Cisse and Ahmad Abughaush, two gold medallists are the first-ever athletes to clinch the first gold medals for their countries.

Lutalo Muhammad from Great Britain, Kimia Alizadeh of Iran, and Abdoulrazak Issoufou of Niger are the first athletes to win the memorable Olympic medals. So there are huge expectations from these previous champions and rising stars in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics 2021. Rio 2016 Champions, Ivorian Cisse, Ahmad of Jordan, Radik Isaev of Azerbaijan, China’s Shuai Zhao, and South Korean pair So Hui Kim and Hyeri Oh will join the exclusive club of two-time taekwondo Olympic gold medallist.

Great Britain’s Jade Jones along with other six British athletes to win an Olympic Gold medal and two at the games. Jones is the youngest female player to win her first medal at her home in the 2012 games and is also the youngest of Team GB’s gold medallist. If she clinches another at the Tokyo Olympics she could become the first athlete to claim three Olympic titles.
South Korean Sim Jae Young and Cote d’Ivoire’s Ruth Gbagbi are the Rio Bronze Golf medallist who has been qualified for Tokyo 2021 Olympic games and are known to be highly rated for Podium finishes at Makuhari Messe Hall.

Tokyo Olympics 2021 Taekwondo Competition format

The Tokyo 2021 Olympic games will comprise of total 128 athletes in the eight Olympic weight categories. The classes are divided into

For Men’s
• Flyweight – 58 Kg
• Featherweight – 68 kg
• Middleweight – 80 kg
• Heavyweight – 80 Kg

For Women’s
• Flyweight – 47 kg
• Featherweight – 57 kg
• Middleweight – 67 Kg
• Heavyweight – 67 Kg and over

Olympic Taekwondo History

South Korea’s Kyung-seon Hwang, American Steve Lopez, and Hadi Saei from Iran each won a medal from the previous Olympic Games. In Olympic history, Saei is renowned as the most successful Iranian athlete. She won two gold and a bronze medal each.

Zhong Chen, from China, is the first Olympic Taekwondo Champion to win gold medals twice and is also a highly rated athlete to compete for over 10 years. Jingyu Wu is also a world as well as a double champion. Tran Hieu Ngan from Vietnam, Rohullah Nikpai of Afghanistan, and Gabon’s Anthony Obame are well-known Taekwondo players who won first-ever Olympic medals for their countries. Tamer Bayoumi from Egypt won a bronze medal at the 2004 Athens event and is the first African to achieve this remarkable feat.

Olympic Taekwondo Venue at Tokyo 2021

Taekwondo Sports program will take place at Makuhari Messe Hall A in Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture. It is located at one of the three halls within one of Japan’s largest convention centers.

Apart from Taekwondo, Makuhari Messe Hall will also host the Olympic Wrestling program which holds a seating capacity of 10,000 spectators.

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