Rules to play Taekwondo
Olympic competition rules for taekwondo
The Olympic taekwondo competition takes the form of an elimination tournament to decide the gold and silver medals.
After this initial tournament, two groups are then drawn up of all the competitors except the semi finalists who have lost to either of the finalists. Another knockout process then produces two pool winners. Each pool winner then faces the beaten semi finalist from the other side of the draw, and the winners of these two bouts compete for the bronze medal.
The weight divisions for an Olympic taekwondo competition are as follows Men under 58kg; under 68kg; under 80kg; over 80kg. Women under 49kg; under 57kg; under 67kg; over 67kg.