The eight taekwondo events at the Olympic Games – four weight categories for men, four for women – are played as a single elimination tournament. The winners of each contest qualifies for the next round, with the two finalists going head to head in the gold medal contest. All competitors who lost to one of the finalists enter the ‘repechage’, which eventually determines the winners of the bronze medals.
Shooting events are distinguished by the type of firearm or airgun, the type of target, whether moving or stationary, and the distance of the shooter from the target. A score from one to 10 is awarded for each shot, depending on its accuracy. In the final events, partial points can be awarded for shots that are close to the target.