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Mexico´s Guillermo Peres wins men´s 58kg taekwondo gold

Source: Xinhua | 08-20-2008 21:25

Special Report:   2008 Beijing Olympic Games

BEIJING, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- Mexican player Guillermo Perez claimed the title of men's 58kg taekwondo event on Wednesday with superiority ruled by referees.

Guillermo Perez (blue) of Mexico celebrates after defeating Yulis Gabriel Mercedes of Dominican Republic during the women’s 49kg gold medal match at the Beijing Olympic Games taekwondo event in Beijing, China, Aug. 20, 2008. Guillermo Perez won the match and got the gold medal. (Xinhua Photo)
Guillermo Perez (blue) of Mexico celebrates after defeating Yulis 
Gabriel Mercedes of Dominican Republic during the women’s 49kg 
gold medal match at the Beijing Olympic Games taekwondo event in 
Beijing, China, Aug. 20, 2008. Guillermo Perez won the match and 
got the gold medal. (Xinhua Photo)

Perez, 29, silver medalist of 2007 world championships entered into the final relatively easier than 28-year-old Dominican Yulis Gabriel Mercedes, who forced his way into the final after intense competitions against defending champion Chu Mu-yen of Chinese Taipei in the quarterfinals and world champion Juan Antonio Ramos in the semifinals.