Top 10 Best Taekwondo Players Till DatePosted By: Sushmita Ganguly | August 22, 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. Originally developed in Korea combining karate and Chinese martial arts Taekwondo is a deadly fighting style and here is Top 10 Best Taekwondo Players Till Date.
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Top 10 Taekwondo Players Till Date
At number 10 in Top 10 Taekwondo Players Till Date is Sebastian Crismanich from Argentina. He is one the greatest athletes of Argentina for he is the only individual to have won a Olympic gold medal for Argentina since 1948 and is also the first person to win a medal for Argentina at Taekwondo. His history scripting win came during the 2012 London Olympics. He has also won the 2011 Pan American Games.
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At number 9 in Top 10 Taekwondo Players Till Date is Cha Dong-min from South Korea. A heavyweight category specialist, Cha Dong has gold medals at Olympics, Asian Championship and East Asian Games along with silver at World Championships. At 1.89 m tall, he is physically and mentally intimidates his opponent.
At number 8 is Moon Dae-sung from South Korea. South Korea has won the most number of medals in Taekwondo at Olympics and that is courtesy to people like Moon, Cha Dong and Hwang. Moon apart from his Olympic gold has been a World Champion, Asian Games winner and Asian Championship winner. He fought in heavyweight category and used his height of 1.91 meter to overwhelm his opponents.
At number 7 is Carlo Molfetta from Italy. One of Italy’s greatest when it comes to Taekwondo; he has fought in lightweight, middleweight and featherweight, winning medals in every category. He has an Olympic gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze at World Championships, 1 gold and silver at European Championship.
At number 6 in Top 10 Taekwondo Players Till Date is Chu Mu-yen from Taiwan. He is among Taiwan’s most successful athletes of all time for being the second person and first male to win the Olympic gold in 2004 Athens. He has often fought with larger and stronger people in the fly category and has shown the grit to face any opponent. He also has a world championship and a WTF World Cup to his name.
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At number 5 is Joel Gonzalez from Spain. He is one of the most successful taekwondo players to have emerged from Spain and has conquered every tournament in his life. He is two times World Champion, two times European Champion and also got his Olympic gold in 2012 in the 58 kg category.
At number 4 in Top 10 Taekwondo Players Till Date is Servet Tazegul from Germany. He is among the most successful Taekwondo players of all time with 2 Olympic medals to name (a gold and bronze), two world championships and four European Championships. In 2013 an multipurpose indoor stadium constructed in Mersin was named in his honour.
At number 3 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.
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At number 2 in Top 10 Taekwondo Players Till Date is Hadi Saei from Iran. He is Iran’s most successful athlete for having won the Olympic gold. He has 2 gold and 1 bronze Olympic medal in his tally along with 2 World Championships, one gold at Asian games and Asian Championships respectively.
At number 1 in Top 10 Taekwondo Players Till Date is Steven Lopez from USA. He is without a doubt one of the best considering he is the only one to win the world championships a record 6 times. Apart from World Championships he has won 3 Olympic medals (2 gold and 1 bronze) and has won 5 gold at Pan American tournaments. Top 10 Best Taekwondo Players Till Date. Taekwondo is one of the most popular contact sports in the worlds which is being learnt by people around the world both for amateur/ professional careers and for self defense and these players are instrumental in Taekwondo’s success all throughout the globe.
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Top 10 Taekwondo Players Till Date
1. Steven Lopez
2. Hadi Saei
3. Hwang Kyung-seon
4. Servet Tazegul
5. Joel Gonzalez
6. Chu Mu-yen
7. Carlo Molfetta
8. Moon Dae-sung
9. Cha Dong-min
10. Sebastian Crismanich