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OLYMPICS: Taiwan's Tseng advances to taekwondo quarterfinals

2012/08/09 16:24:48

Taipei, Aug. 9 (CNA) Taiwanese taekwondo athlete Tseng Li-cheng defeated Rangsiya Nisaisom of Thailand 4-1 in the preliminary round of the women's taekwondo 57-kg category Thursday at the London Olympics.

Tseng, seeded first, dominated the match and only allowed a one-point kick by the 18-year-old Nisaisom in the third and final round of the match.

The 25 year-old Tseng was set to compete in the quarterfinals later that same day.

Tseng is Taiwan's last medal hopeful remaining in this year's Olympics. Weightlifter Hsu Shu-ching won the country's only medal so far -- a silver -- in the women's 53kg weightlifting event July 29.

(By Jamie Wang)