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S Korea´s Hwang claims title in women´s 67kg class taetwondo

Source: Xinhua | 08-22-2008 20:45

Special Report:   2008 Beijing Olympic Games

BEIJING, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- South Korea's Hwang Kyung-seon won the women's 67kg class taekwondo event at the Beijing Olympics on Friday, beating Karine Sergerie of Canada 2-1.

Karine Sergerie (blue) of Canada fights with Hwang Kyungseon of South Kroea during the women's 67kg gold medal match at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games taekwondo event in Beijing, China, Aug. 22, 2008. Hwang Kyungseon won the match and gained the gold medal. (Xinhua/Zou Zheng)
Karine Sergerie (blue) of Canada fights with Hwang Kyungseon of 
South Kroea during the women's 67kg gold medal match at the 
Beijing 2008 Olympic Games taekwondo event in Beijing, China, 
Aug. 22, 2008. Hwang Kyungseon won the match and gained the 
gold medal. (Xinhua/Zou Zheng)

It's the third gold South Korean taekwondo players have clinched in Beijing.

Sergerie took the lead in round 1 while Hwang, adopting defensive tactics, scored her first point in round 2. The two became more aggressive in the third round and both made a lot of attacks, but only Hwang managed to score when there were 20 seconds left and locked the gold.

The bronze was shared by Gwladys Patience Epangue of France, and Sandra Saric of Croatia.


Editor:Zhao Shanchao