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Medal record
Women's Taekwondo
Competitor for the  United States
Olympic Games
Silver 2004 Athens – 57 kg
World Championships
Bronze 2007 Beijing – 63kg
Pan American Games
Bronze 2003 Santo Domingo – 57 kg

Nia Nicole Abdallah (born January 24, 1984 in Houston, Texas) is the 2004 Olympic silver medalist and the first U.S. woman to officially medal in Taekwondo at the Olympics. Abdallah was introduced to Taekwondo by her stepfather when she was nine years old. He and her mother recognized her athleticism even at this young age. She went on to become one of the best practitioners of her sport in the world, first as a Junior Olympic champion, then in open class international competition. While trying to qualify for her 2nd Olympics, Nia found herself at the center of controversy. Diana Lopez was receiving national attention for her hopes of joining her two brothers representing the USA in tae kwon do. After 3 rounds of the final bout between Nia and Diane had concluded, no points had been scored (even though Nia had knocked down Diana several times and had made clear contact to her body and head) and the two were matched in a "sudden death" situation. The first to land a kick wins. Nia landed several obvious kicks but the bout continued until Diana threw a kick that was blocked by Nia's arm, yet counted as the winning kick. The video of the bout went viral over the internet. Nia was devastated but continued to represent her country admirably in subsequent tournaments.

2009 U.S. National Team Member (Welter)
2008 Olympic Trials (Feather): 2nd
2007 World Championships: Bronze
2007 National Collegiate Championships (Light): GOLD
2007 U.S. National Team Member (Light)
2007 U.S. Open (Light): BRONZE
2006 Dutch Open (Light): SILVER
2006 Pan Am Championships (light): Silver
2006 U.S. National Team Member (Light)
2006 National Collegiate Championships (welter): Gold
2005 U.S Senior Nationals (light): Silver (National Team member)
2004 Olympic Games: Silver
2003 Pan Am Games: Bronze
2003 U.S. Open: Gold
2003 U.S. Senior Nationals: Silver
2002 U.S. Open: Gold
2001 U.S. Open: Gold
2001 U.S. Senior Nationals: Gold


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