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The way of Foot and Fist : Taekwondo 2012 in London

Monday, May 23, 2011
This is a korean martial art which offers plenty of actions. The object of Taekwondo is to land kicks and punches on your opponent’s scoring zones: one point is awarded for a valid kick or punch to the torso, two points for a valid spinning kick, and four points for a turning kick to the head. The action takes place inside an 8m x 8m zone called a court, with each contest made up of three two-minute rounds. Over their standard white uniform, known as a ‘dobok’, competitors wear coloured protective equipment. The competitor wearing blue is referred to as ‘chung’, while the competitor in red is ‘hong’.The eight Taekwondo events at the London 2012 Games – four weight categories for men, four for women – will be played in a knockout format. The winners of each contest will qualify for the next round, with the two finalists going head to head in the gold medal contest. All competitors who lose to one of the finalists will enter the 'repechage', which will eventually determine the winners of the bronze medals.







Jade Jones of Great Britain celebrates 
with her Gold medal after winning
in the 55kg Taekwondo final at the 
Convention Centre on day three of 
the Youth Olympics onAugust 17, 2010
in Singapore.

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