About the Sport

Taekwondo is a Korean martial art that combines combat and self-defence techniques with sport and exercise. The modern form of the sport was not agreed upon until 1955, yet its history has roots in various Korean martial art forms dating back more than 2,000 years.

The sport has been part the Olympic Programme since Sydney 2000, although was a display event during the two previous Games. 

Team GB have won three Olympic medals since its introduction, with Sarah Stevenson winning bronze at Beijing 2008 before Jade Jones and Lutalo Muhammad took gold and bronze respectively at London 2012.


Medal Record

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