According to the World Taekwondo Federation:
"In the Olympic taekwondo competition, each weight category will consist of a single elimination tournament with a repechage for the bronze medal contest. The winner of the final contest will receive the gold medal and the loser will receive the silver medal.
"Losers to the finalists from all phases will advance to the repechage. In the repechage, the losers of the semifinals during the elimination phase will be seeded directly to each of the repechage finals, but on the opposite side of the bracket. Other losers will advance to the repechage unseeded, at the same side of the bracket in which they contested during the elimination phase. The two winners in the repechage finals will each receive a bronze medal."