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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wu Jingyu won Gold in Women's Taekwondo :- 49kg division

Wu Jingyu of China won gold in the Taekwondo Women's -49kg category.

Wu beat Buttree Puedpong of Thailand 1-(-1), which was Wu's closest game of the tournament.

Wu scored the sole point with 55 seconds left in the first round with a defensive kick. The game then turned even more defensive and a deduction penalty given to Puedpong widened Wu's lead to two points.

On her way to the final, Wu beat Mildred Alango of Kenya 7-0 in her first bout and overran Hanna Zajc of Sweden 8-1 in the quarterfinal. In the semifinal, she defeated Yang Shu-Chun of Chinese Taipei 4-1 to win a place in the gold medal match.

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