At a glance

9 Nov 1978 New York, United States of America
191 cm / 80 kg 6'3'' / 176 pounds
Male
Apart from Hadj Saei Bonehkohal, Steven Lopez is the only Olympian to win three medals in taekwondo – one each time the sport has been held at the Olympics. He won his first title in the 68 kg class in Sydney, then moved up to the 80 kg class for his second gold in 2004. On the 2008 US Olympic team, Lopez was accompanied by his siblings Mark and Diana. All three of them medaled, with Steven taking bronze (80 kg), Mark silver (68 kg) and Diana bronze (57 kg). Besides his Olympic medals, Lopez has won a record five...

Apart from Hadj Saei Bonehkohal, Steven Lopez is the only Olympian to win three medals in taekwondo – one each time the sport has been held at the Olympics. He won his first title in the 68 kg class in Sydney, then moved up to the 80 kg class for his second gold in 2004. On the 2008 US Olympic team, Lopez was accompanied by his siblings Mark and Diana. All three of them medaled, with Steven taking bronze (80 kg), Mark silver (68 kg) and Diana bronze (57 kg). Besides his Olympic medals, Lopez has won a record five world titles, one in the lightweight division (2001) and four consecutive ones in the welterweight division (2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009).

Steven in numbers

5
Olympics
Olympics
3
medals
Gold medal:2 Silver medal: Bronze medal:1
  • Rio de Janeiro
    Rio de Janeiro 2016
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Rio de Janeiro
    Rio de Janeiro 2016
    • =5
      Taekwondo
      Welterweight (≤80 kilograms)
  • London
    London 2012
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    London
    London 2012
    • =11
      Taekwondo
      Welterweight (≤80 kilograms)
  • Beijing
    Beijing 2008
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Beijing
    Beijing 2008
    • =3 Bronze medal
      Taekwondo
      Welterweight (≤80 kilograms)
  • Athens
    Athens 2004
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Athens
    Athens 2004
    • 1 Gold medal
      Taekwondo
      Welterweight (≤80 kilograms)
  • Sydney
    Sydney 2000
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Sydney
    Sydney 2000
    • 1 Gold medal
      Taekwondo
      Featherweight (≤68 kilograms)