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Melina Titonelli loses bronze in La Taekwondo competition

Melina Titonelli loses bronze in La Taekwondo competition

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After defeating Haitian Lauren Lee, Melina Titonelli contested the bronze medal in taekwondo, under the 67kg category, on Monday morning (26). Thus, the Brazilian had to face second seed Ruth Gbagby, a confrontation that was very difficult.

In the first round, Melina opened the scoring with a punch, but her subsequent attacks had no effect. A few minutes later, she was punished and the first round ended in a draw.

The second split of the showdown with Gabe started out front and opened 4-1 on the scoreboard. However, Milena was brave and managed to equalize the score after a few seconds. However, with a kick on the jacket, the Ivorian finished the second round ahead.

In the final part of the confrontation, Gabi became more efficient and open 12 A 8 About Melina. Thus, with only a few seconds left to the end of the confrontation, the Brazilian could not equalize the score, and Brazil did not add another medal at the Games, but her campaign in the Olympics was very honorable and deserves applause. .

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