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Taekwondo - Olympic Athletes

This page provides you with profiles of the top Taekwondo athletes who will be competing at the 2012 London Olympics. Profiles from Wikipedia. For more on Taekwondo in the 2012 Olympics (i.e. online streaming of the matches, match dates & times, rules, news, etc.), please visit our main Taekwondo & Olympics page.

 
  • USA - Steven Lopez - Olympic gold medalist. Steven Lopez competes in the welterweight division.

  • USA - Diana Lopez - Sister of Steven Lopez and an Olympic bronze medalist. She competes in the featherweight division.

  • USA - Paige McPherson - She competes in the Taekwondo welterweight division.

  • USA - Terrence Jennings - Terrence Jennings beat Mark Lopez (brother of Steven and Diana Lopez) in order to make the US Taekwondo Olympic team.

  • UK - Jade Jones - Better known as "Headhunter" Jones because of her skill at head kicks.

  • UK - Sarah Stevenson - She won a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics.

  • UK - Lutalo Muhammad - Lutalo Muhammad is the individual who replaced Aaron Cook on the UK Taekwondo team. This generated tons of controversy.

  • Afghanistan - Rohullah Nikpai - He won a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics and he is the first Olympic medal winner ever from Afghanistan.

  • Canada - Karine Sergerie - She won a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics. She fights in the lightweight division.

  • China - Wu Jingyu - Wu Jingyu won a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics. She competes in the flyweight division.

  • China - Hou Yuzhuo - She fights in the Taekwondo featherweight division.

  • France - Anne-Caroline Graffe - She fights in the Taekwondo heavyweight division.

  • Greece - Alexandros Nikolaidis - Nikolaidis won a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics. He fights in the heavyweight division.

  • Iran - Yousef Karami - Karami won a bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics when he was 21 years old.

  • Mexico - Maria Espinoza - She won a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics in the Taekwondo heavyweight division.

  • S. Korea - Cha Dong-Min - Cha won a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics by beating Nikolaidis for the Taekwondo heavyweight championship.

  • S. Korea - Lee Dae-Hoon - Lee competes in the Taekwondo flyweight division.

  • Spain - Joel Gonzalez - Gonzalez competes in the Taekwondo flyweight division.

  • Taiwan - Yang Shu-Chun - Yang competes in the Taekwondo flyweight division.

  • Turkey - Servet Tazegul - He won a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics. He fights in the featherweight division.

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