The Greatest Taekwondo Athlete at the Olympic Games

Who is the greatest Taekwondo athlete of all time based on Olympic Games performances? We have used a weighted total medal count of each male and female Taekwondo athlete from all modern Olympic Games to rank their overall performance.olympic poster

Three athletes tie for the most successful all-time performing Taekwondo athletes at the Olympic Games: Hwang Kyung-Seon (South Korea), Steven López (USA) and Hadi Saei (Iran), each with 2 golds and one bronze medal. See the table below to see how other athletes ranked.

See also the best athlete from each sport, and the best overall.

Top Olympic Games Taekwondo Athletes

Here are the top ranked athletes from the sport of Taekwondo for performances at all Olympiads, using the Topend Sports Weighted Ranking System to order the athletes, awarding points for both gold (6 points) and other medals (silver 2 pts, bronze 1 pt). All competitors with at least 2 medals are listed below.

Table: The Top Ranked Athletes from Taekwondo at the Olympic Games

rank name country gender Gold Silver Bronze total
=1 Hadi Saei Iran M 2 0 1 3 13
=1 Hwang Kyung-Seon South Korea F 2 0 1 3 13
=1 Steven López USA M 2 0 1 3 13
=4 Chen Zhong China F 2 0 0 2 12
=4 Wu Jingyu China F 2 0 0 2 12
=4 Jane Jones Grfeat Britain F 2 0 0 2 12

notes: initial data from wikipedia of multiple Olympic gold medalists (with at least 2 gold medals, including results from 2016). For the ranking order, we have used the Topend Sports Weighted Ranking System.

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