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This is an unfortunate story. American Taekwondo practitioner and two-time gold-medal winner, Steven Lopez wins a bronze this year. This is the amazing part of the story.
American two-time defending gold medalist Steven Lopez was eliminated from gold-medal contention on a controversial refereeâ€™s decision. Lopez would go on to win bronze in the 80-kilogram weight class… a string of events that began when Lopez â€“ who hadnâ€™t lost a match since 2002 â€“ was docked one point in his quarterfinal match against Italyâ€™s Mauro Sarmiento.
Did you get that? Hadn’t lost a match since 2002! This guy is a world class athlete.
I wish Americans would focus more on the martial Olympic sports – wrestling, boxing, judo, and taekwondo. Who wants to watch men’s gymnastics?