Top 10 Female Taekwondo Players (UPDATED)Posted By: Sushmita Ganguly | August 23, 2017
Taekwondo is one of the most popular combats 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 countdown the Top 10 Female Taekwondo Players.
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Top 10 Female Taekwondo Players
At number 1 in Top 10 Female Taekwondo Players is Hwang Kyung-Seon from South Korea. She has shown the gender has nothing to do with taekwondo as it the hard work that yields the result. She is the only taekwondo players apart from Hadi and Steven to have the highest number of Olympic medals (3). The most successful female Taekwondo player ever, she has also won 2 World Championship and an Asian Game.
Chen Zong, one of the world’s finest and China’s best female Taekwondo player has been in 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.
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 Olympics. She also has two World Championships, two Asian Games and one Asian Championship to her name.
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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, considering she is three times World Cup Championship winner and won gold at Asian Games, East Asian Games and Olympics (2004) once.
One of South Korea’s best Featherweight and Bantamweight champion, Jung Jae-Eun has an Olympic gold (2000) to her name and two gold and one silver medal at World Championships.
At number 6 is Jade Jones from England. At just 23, 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 2010 Youth Olympics in 55 kg category. She also has gold at European Games, silver at World Championship and a silver and two bronze in European Championship.
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 and a World Championship also.
One of Mexico’s premier Taekwondo players, Maria Espinoza has won a gold in 2008 Olympics and a bronze in 2012. She was also the World Champion in 2007 and was named the Pan American Games Taekwondo champion in 2007.
Luo Wei considered among the best in the world in the middleweight category because she 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.
At number 10 in Top 10 Female Taekwondo Players is Milica Mandic from Serbia. At just 24, she is already inducted into 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.
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 much instrumental in Taekwondo’s success as their male counterparts.
So these were the top 10 most famous Female Taekwondo Players. If you liked this post, please let us know in the comments down below.