Unbeatable Tazegul conquers the Olympics too
The Turkish athlete Servet Tazegul once again demonstrated his superiority in the men’s -68kg.
On August 9, Tazegul fought the men’s -68kg final against Mohammad Bagheri Motamed (Iran), and defeated him again, clinching a gold medal.
Servet won previously against the Iranian competitor at the 2011 World Taekwondo Championships in Gyeongju and the 2011 World Qualification Tournament, celebrated in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Tazegul is in the spotlight not only because of his superiority in technique, but also because of his aggressive and impressive style in competition.
After winning the Olympic gold, it might become even more difficult to find an athlete able to block his way.
Another athlete we cannot forget was Rohullah Nikpah. Four years ago, he gave hope to his war-weary country by winning an Olympic bronze medal. This time, he bitterly lost against Bagheri Motamed in the quarterfinals, in a tight match that went to the sudden death round. Although he lost, he later succeeded in the repechage and won again a bronze medal.
[Men’s -68kg Division]
Gold : Servet Tazegul (Turkey)
Silver : Mohammad Bagheri Motamed (Iran)
Bronze : Terrence Jennings (USA), Rohullah Nikpah (Afghanistan)
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