Top 10 Best Female Taekwondo Players of All Time
October 21, 2021 By Sourav
Taekwondo is one of the most popular combat sports and self-defense art in the world and it has been an Olympic event ever since 1992. As with any other combat sports, Taekwondo was initially men’s domain but soon women made it their own with their skills. Here we count down the 10 Best Female Taekwondo Players of All Time.
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10. Milica Mandic
At the number 10 spot in the list of 10 best female taekwondo players of all time, we have Milica Mandic from Serbia. At just 27, she is already inducted into the Taekwondo Hall of Fame for her contribution to Taekwondo in Serbia.
She is also the reigning Olympic Champion in the 67 kg category. Apart from her Olympic glory, she also won silver at European Championships, European Games, and Mediterranean Games.
9. Luo Wei
Luo Wei is considered among the best in the world in the middleweight category because she has been a World Champion and Asian Games Champion in that category.
Apart from that, she had also won the Olympic gold back in 2004 Athens. She now holds her place among the best female taekwondo players of all time.
8. Maria Espinoza
One of Mexico’s premier Taekwondo players, Maria Espinoza has won a gold medal in the 2008 Olympics and a bronze in 2012. She was also the World Champion in 2007.
Maria was named the Pan American Games Taekwondo champion in 2007. She now holds eighth place in the list of best female taekwondo players of all time.
7. Lim Su-Jeong
Lim Su-Jeong from South Korea shocked the entire world when she won the Asian Games at the age of 16 by beating an Olympic medalist in the finals.
Since then, she has won an Olympic gold medal and a World Championship also. Lim now holds seventh place among the best female taekwondo players of all time.
6. Jade Jones
At number 6 is Jade Jones from England. At just 26, she is one of the best emerging talents and the most fearsome taekwondo fighters. She won her first Olympic gold in 2012 when she was also the reigning Youth Olympic champion of the 2010 Youth Olympics in the 55 kg category.
She also has gold at European Games, silver at World Championship, and silver and two bronze in European Championship.
5. Jung Jae-Eun
One of South Korea’s best Featherweight and Bantamweight champions, Jung Jae-Eun has an Olympic gold (2000) to her name and two gold and one silver medal at World Championships.
She now holds her place among the best female taekwondo players of all time. Besides, she is also regarded as one of the greatest taekwondo players of all time.
4. Chen Shih-Hsin
One of China's finest Taekwondo players, Chen Shih-Hsin was named among Ten Outstand Young Persons in 2001. One look at her trophy closet and you know she is good.
She is a three-time World Cup Championship winner and won gold at Asian Games, East Asian Games, and Olympics (2004) once.
3. Wu Jingyu
At number 3 is Wu Jingyu from China. Wu is currently China’s best active female Taekwondo player and one of the few to have won 2 gold medals at the Olympics.
She also has two World Championships, two Asian Games, and one Asian Championship to her name. She definitely deserves her place among the best female taekwondo players of all time.
2. Chen Zhong
Chen Zhong, one of the world’s finest and China’s best female Taekwondo players has been in the international circuit for a decade and had bought her country the first gold in Taekwondo in 2000 which she successfully defended in the next Olympics as well.
Apart from Olympic glory, she has won 2 World Cups and 1 Asian Games, and World Championships each.
1. Hwang Kyung-Seon
At the number 1 spot in the list of best female taekwondo players of all time, we have Hwang Kyung-Seon from South Korea. She has proved in the international circuit that gender has nothing to do with sports. It is the sheer hard work that yields the final result.
Besides his fame as the best female taekwondo player, she also made her name as one of the most successful athletes in the Olympic games. Other than the Olympic games, she also achieved 2 gold medals and a bronze medal in the Taekwondo World Championship.
Taekwondo is one of the most popular contact sports in the world which is being learned by people around the world both for amateur or professional careers and for self-defense and these women players are as instrumental in Taekwondo’s success as their male counterparts.
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FAQs Regarding Female Taekwondo Players
Q. Who is the best female Taekwondo fighter?
Jade Louise Jones OBE was born March 21, 1993, in Cardiff, Wales, and represents Wales in Taekwondo. As a women's 57 kg gold medalist at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic games, she has won multiple titles.
Q. How many girls do Taekwondo?
Approximately 48% of Taekwondo participants are female, according to research by New York City firm Simmons Market research. The interest is growing every day, so these numbers are going to increase in the future.
Q. How do you qualify for Taekwondo Olympics?
To qualify for the Olympics, you must achieve the DAN belt rank (not the Poom belt rank). In addition, USA Taekwondo requires that you be at least 16 years old, while World Taekwondo demands Kukkiwon certification. Keep practicing!
Q. How old do you have to be to compete in the Olympics Taekwondo?
Qualifications for Taekwondo at the 2016 Olympic Games are announced by the World Taekwondo Federation. At least 17 years old in the year the pertinent tournament is held (15-17 years old for Junior Taekwondo Championships and 12-14 years old for Cadet Championships).