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OLYMPICS: Taiwan's Yang through to taekwondo quarterfinals

2012/08/08 20:22:43

Taipei, Aug. 8 (CNA) Taiwanese taekwondo hopeful Yang Shu-chun defeated German athlete Sumeyye Manz 10-3 in the preliminary round in the 49-kg category Wednesday at the London Olympics and advanced to the quarterfinals.

In their previous encounter, Yang lost to Manz 9-6 in the British Open last year.

Yang will face Chanatip Sonkham of Thailand in the next match. Yang is one of the favorites to win a medal in her category.

(By Jamie Wang)