Taekwondo at 2016 Summer Olympics Rio


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Taekwondo is an ancient world famous game. It is a Korean martial art and also the national sport of South Korea. The game is the most popular martial art of the world in relation with the number of practitioners. Since 2000, Gyeorugi, a kind of sparring, has been an Olympic event.
Taekwondo was first appeared at the Summer Olympic Games as an exhibition sport at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea. In the opening ceremony, the game featured as a mass exhibition of taekwondo with a large number of adults and children performing various moves in harmony. It was again presented as a demonstration sport at the 1992 Games in Barcelona, Spain. In 1996 Atlanta Games, the game made no demonstration.
Taekwondo was considered as a medal sport at the 2000 Games. In 1982, taekwondo was designated an official demonstration sport for the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea, and for the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain. The International Olympic Committee has taken Taekwondo as an official Olympic sport in 1994 for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. In 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing the game of Taekwondo were held from August 20 to August 23 at the Beijing Science and Technology University Gymnasium. The game was joined by128 Taekwondo practitioners, 64 men and 64 women in 8 events.
The competition was dominated by South Korea by winning 4 gold medals in the 4 events they participated. Hadi Saei and Steven Lopez were the only 2 Taekwondo practitioners who attain medal in subsequent 3 Olympics.  Rohullah Nikpai was the first Afghan Olympics medalist.
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