At the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, Hakan Reçber in the men's 68 kilograms lost his gold medal chance by losing 68-39 to Bradly Sinden from Great Britain in the men's 19 kilograms quarter-finals.
Trying to play an aggressive game against his opponent, who started the fight in a controlled manner, Hakan fell back 7-0 at once. The national taekwondo player, who could not prevent his opponent from scoring even when he was on the defensive, finished the first round behind 14-0.
Hakan managed to close the gap with the right tactic in the second round. The national athlete, who defended well and evaluated the attack correctly, reduced the difference to 5 (12-17). Despite showing an aggressive fight in the last minute, Hakan was behind 19-14 in the second round.
Knowing how to carry his semi-final hopes to the last round, Hakan showed a good game in the first part of the 3rd round. Hakan, who reduced the gap with his opponent to one with 19-18, scored consecutive points in the next section. The national athlete, who made critical mistakes, lost to his opponent with 39-19 points.