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Olympic Taekwondo Recap: Jones Retains; Galloway Takes Home Bronze

Great Britain’s Jade Jones became the second woman ever to defend her Taekowndo Olympic title.

Jones outscored her opponents 44-17 in what was a dominate 57kg tournament for her.

Wu Jingyu of China was unable to make a three-peat of her title, losing in the quarterfinals to eventual silver medalist Tijana Bogdanović of Serbia in the 49kg tournament. Korea’s Kim So-hui would take gold at 49kg.

So-hui wasn’t the only Korean to take home gold to the home country of Taekwondo. Oh Hye-ri defeated Haby Niaré of France in the 67kg finals.

Team USA didn’t go empty handed as Jackie Galloway took home the bronze medal at over 67kg. Galloway made it to the semi-finals, losing to silver medalist María Espinoza of Mexico. Galloway was an alternate on Mexico’s 2012 Olympic team.

Zheng Shuyin of China would take home the gold at over 67kg division. 


Here are the complete women’s 2016 Olympic Taekwondo results.

Gold Medalists in Bold 

49 kg

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Kim So-hui – 49kg Gold Medlaist

Opening Round 

Iris Sing (BRA)  def. (7-5) Andrea Kilday (NZL)
Itzel Manjarrez (MEX)  def. (9-5) Rosa Keleku (COD)
Tijana Bogdanović(SRB) def. (3-2) Patimat Abakarova (AZE)
Wu Jingyu (CHN) @ def. (10-1) Huang Huai-hsuan (TPE)
Panipak Wongpattanakit (THA)  def. (18-6) Maria Andrade (CPV)
Kim So-hui (KOR)  def. (10-2) Julissa Diez Canseco (PER)
Yasmina Aziez (FRA)  def. (2-1) Monica Pimentel (ARU)
Lucija Zaninović (CRO) def. (18-7) Ainur Yesbergenova (KAZ)

Quarterfinals

Itzel Manjarrez (MEX) def. (14-4) Iris Sing (BRA)
Tijana Bogdanović (SRB)  def. (17-7) Wu Jingyu (CHN) @
Kim So-hui (KOR)  def. (6-5) Panipak Wongpattanakit (THA)
Yasmina Aziez (FRA) def. (4-3) Lucija Zaninović (CRO)

Semi-finals

  • Tijana Bogdanović (SRB) def. (10-0) Itzel Manjarrez (MEX)
  • Kim So-hui (KOR) def. (1-0) Yasmina Aziez (FRA)

Repechage

  • Patimat Abakarova (AZE) def. (4-3) Wu Jingyu (CHN) @
  • Panipak Wongpattanakit (THA) def. (4-2) Julissa Diez Canseco (PER)

Bronze Medal

  • Panipak Wongpattanakit (THA) def. (15-3) Itzel Manjarrez (MEX)
  • Patimat Abakarova (AZE) def. (7-2) Yasmina Aziez (FRA)

Finals

  • Kim So-hui (KOR) def. (7-6) Tijana Bogdanović (SRB)

Medals

  • Gold – Kim So-hui (KOR)
  • Silver – Tijana Bogdanović (SRB)
  • Bronze – Panipak Wongpattanakit (THA)
  • Bronze – Patimat Abakarova (AZE)

57 kg

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Jade Jones – 57kg Gold Medalist

Opening Round

Suvi Mikkonen (FIN) def. (10-9) Júlia Vasconcelos (BRA)
Nikita Glasnović (SWE) def. (4-0) Caroline Marton (AUS)
Raheleh Asemani (BEL) def. (13-1) Carolena Carstens (PAN)
Jade Jones (GBR) @ def. (12-4) Hakima El-Meslahy (MAR)
Eva Calvo (ESP) def. (6-5) Phannapa Harnsujin (THA)
Kimia Alizadeh (IRI) def. (7-6) Ana Zaninović (CRO)
Mayu Hamada (JPN) def. (9-0) Rahma Ben Ali (TUN)
Hedaya Malak (EGY) def. (13-0) Doris Patiño (COL)

Quarterfinals

Nikita Glasnovi (SWE) def. (7-4) Suvi Mikkonen (FIN)
Jade Jones (GBR) @ def. (7-2) Raheleh Asemani (BEL)
Eva Calvo (ESP) def. (8-7) Kimia Alizadeh (IRI)
Hedaya Malak (EGY) def. (3-0) Mayu Hamada (JPN)

Semi-finals

  • Jade Jones (GBR) @ def. (9-4) Nikita Glasnovi (SWE)
  • Eva Calvo (ESP) def. (1-0) Hedaya Malak (EGY)

Repechage

  • Raheleh Asemani (BEL) def. (12-0) Hakima El-Meslahy (MAR)
  • Kimia Alizadeh (IRI) def. (14-10) Phannapa Harnsujin (THA)

Bronze Medal

  • Kimia Alizadeh (IRI) def. (5-0) Nikita Glasnovi (SWE)
  • Hedaya Malak (EGY) def. (1-0) Raheleh Asemani (BEL)

Finals

  • Jade Jones (GBR) @ def. (16-7) Eva Calvo (ESP)

Medals

  • Gold – Jade Jones (GBR)
  • Silver – Eva Calvo (ESP)
  • Bronze – Kimia Alizadeh (IRI)
  • Bronze – Hedaya Malak (EGY)

67 kg 

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Oh Hye-ri – 67kg Gold medalist

Opening Round

Nur Tatar (TUR) def. (11-1) Carmen Marton (AUS)
Rabia Güleç (GER) def. (9-8) Anastasia Baryshnikova (RUS)
Ruth Gbagbi (CIV) def. (4-3) Seham El-Sawalhy (EGY)
Haby Niaré (FRA) def. (5-4) Aniya Louissant (HAI)
Nigora Tursunkulova (UZB) def. (2-2) Elin Johansson (SWE)
Farida Azizova (AZE) def. (6-5) Paige McPherson (USA)
Oh Hye-ri (KOR) def. (9-3) Melissa Pagnotta (CAN)
Chuang Chia-chia (TPE) def. (16-2) Cansel Deniz (KAZ)

Quarterfinals

Nur Tatar (TUR) def. (5-1) Rabia Güleç (GER)
Haby Niaré (FRA) def. (5-4) Ruth Gbagbi (CIV)
Farida Azizova (AZE) def. (5-1) Nigora Tursunkulova (UZB)
Oh Hye-ri (KOR) def. (21-9) Chuang Chia-chia (TPE)

Semi-finals

  • Haby Niaré (FRA) def. (4-0) Nur Tatar (TUR)
  • Oh Hye-ri (KOR) def. (5-6) Farida Azizova (AZE)

Repechage

  • Ruth Gbagbi (CIV) def. (7-2) Aniya Louissant (HAI)
  • Chuang Chia-chia (TPE) def. (4-1) Melissa Pagnotta (CAN)

Bronze Medal

  • Ruth Gbagbi (CIV)  def. (7-1) Farida Azizova (AZE)
  • Nur Tatar (TUR) def. (7-3) Chuang Chia-chia (TPE)

Finals

  • Oh Hye-ri (KOR) def. (13-12) Haby Niaré (FRA)

Medals

  • Gold – Oh Hye-ri (KOR)
  • Silver – Haby Niaré (FRA)
  • Bronze – Ruth Gbagbi (CIV)
  • Bronze – Nur Tatar (TUR)

Over 67 kg 

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Zheng Shuyin – Over 67kg Gold Medalist

Opening Round

Jackie Galloway (USA) def. (5-0) Crystal Weekes (PUR)
Reshmie Oogink (NED) def. (7-1) Sorn Seavmey (CAM)
Wiam Dislam (MAR) def. (5-1) Katherine Rodríguez (DOM)
María Espinoza (MEX) def. (4-1) Kirstie Alora (PHI)
Zheng Shuyin (CHN) def. (2-0) Nisha Rawal (NEP)
Gwladys Épangue (FRA) def. (3-1) Mamina Koné (CIV)
Milica Mandić(SRB) @ def. (8-2) Tina Skaar (NOR)
Bianca Walkden (GBR) def. (14-1) Samantha Kassman (PNG)

Quarterfinals

Jackie Galloway (USA) def. (1-1) Reshmie Oogink (NED)
María Espinoza (MEX) def. (3-2) Wiam Dislam (MAR)
Zheng Shuyin (CHN) def. (4-1) Gwladys Épangue (FRA)
Bianca Walkden (GBR) def. (5-0) Milica Mandi (SRB) @

Semi-finals

  • María Espinoza (MEX) def. (0-0) Jackie Galloway (USA)
  • Zheng Shuyin (CHN) def. (4-1) Bianca Walkden (GBR)

Repechage

  • Wiam Dislam (MAR) def. (7-5) Kirstie Alora (PHI)
  • Gwladys Épangue (FRA) def. (4-3) Nisha Rawal (NEP)

Bronze Medal

  • Jackie Galloway (USA) def. (2-1) Gwladys Épangue (FRA)
  • Bianca Walkden (GBR) def. Wiam Dislam (MAR)

Finals

  • Zheng Shuyin (CHN) def. (5-1) María Espinoza (MEX)

Medals

  • Gold – Zheng Shuyin (CHN)
  • Silver – María Espinoza (MEX)
  • Bronze – Jackie Galloway (USA)
  • Bronze – Bianca Walkden (GBR)

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