Taekwondo

South Korea wins women's taekwondo gold

Aug. 21, 2008, 8:17 a.m. (ET)

BEIJING (AP) South Korea's Lim Su-jeong won the women's 57-kilogram taekwondo gold on Thursday, defeating Azize Tanrikulu of Turkey.

Both fighters opened slowly, and Lim was deducted a point for passivity. Lim, the 2007 World University Games champion, scored a kick in the second round to even it up going into the third round and scored the winning back kick with 20 seconds left.

Diana Lopez of the United States won bronze with a match-ending kick in overtime against Italy's Veronica Calabrese. Winning the other bronze was Martina Zubcic of Croatia, who defeated Taiwan's Su Li-wen in overtime.

Taekwondo awards two bronze medals in each weight class.

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