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Taekwondo Olympic competition format
For Olympic competition, there will be a single elimination tournament for each of the weight categories. Repechage competition will occur for the bronze medal contest, while the winner of the tournament will receive the gold medal, and the loser will receive the silver medal.
Anyone who loses in the single elimination competition enters the repechage. “In the repechage, the losers of the semifinals during the elimination phase will be seeded directly to each of repechage finals, but on the opposite side of the bracket.
Other losers will advance to the repechage unseeded, at the same side of the bracket in which they contested during the elimination phase.” The two finalists of the repechage will receive bronze medals. Up until the 2012 Summer Olympics, a National Olympic Committee could only send a maximum of two men and two women competitors, without regard whether it is the host nation.
This restriction has been lifted for the 2016 Summer Olympics, so each National Olympic Committee may now qualify one athlete per weight category.