Tatiana Minina of Russia took silver in the women’s 57-kilogram taekwondo competition at the Tokyo Olympics.
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Tatiana Minina of Russia took second place behind Anastasija Zolotic of the United States in the women’s 57 kilogramme (kg) taekwondo final at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Both Lo Chia-Ling of Taiwan and Hatice Kubra Ilgun of Turkey won bronze.
The Russian taekwondo team has now won two medals at the Tokyo Olympics. Russian competitor Mikhail Artamonov won bronze in the men’s 58 kilogramme division the day before.
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On Sunday, Anastasija Zolotic won the featherweight division title by defeating Tatiana Minina of the Russian Olympic Committee team, 25-17. This was the first gold medal for the United States in women’s taekwondo.
Zolotic, now 18 years old, lets out a primal scream with every round as she puts on her helmet. The Florida native has been assuring her loved ones that she will win an Olympic gold medal with just one trip to the Games since she was a little girl.
“My eight-year-old self was running around the school yard screaming I was going to be Olympic champion but she could have never anticipated what this moment is like,” Zolotic said. “That’s insane. In all honesty, I still haven’t processed it.
After a high-scoring opening round and a more tactical second, Zolotic took advantage of a one-point lead going into the final round to finish off her Russian opponent, Minina, with a series of two-point body kicks in the third.
Only four other Americans, and no other women, have ever made it to the taekwondo finals at the Olympics, but Zolotic did it. Two of the United States’ four Olympic taekwondo gold medals have been earned by Steven Lopez.
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She now felt like she had a way to help bring attention to it in the United States. “All I want is for the nation to be proud of me and experience these same feelings with me.”
Lee Kiefer, a member of the United States Olympic Fencing Squad, defeated Inna Deriglazova, a member of the Russian Olympic Committee team, 15-13 in the women’s foil final to win the United States’ third fencing gold medal in Olympic history.
After the final point, Kiefer tore off her mask and exclaimed, “Oh my God.” She finished in the top ten in both the 2012 and 2016 Olympic competitions, in London and Rio, respectively.
Kiefer Won four National Titles While at Notre Dame and is now Studying Medicine at UK.
Her husband Gerek Meinhardt was on the bronze medal-winning American foil team at the 2016 Olympics.
She spoke with her gold medal around her neck and added, “It’s such a great emotion that I share with my coach, I share with my husband, with my family, basically everyone that’s been a part of this.” “I wish I could shave it into tiny pieces and hand it out to all the people I care about.”
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Larisa Korobeynikova of the Russian Olympic Committee team prevailed against Alice Volpi of Italy 15-14.
The only other American fencer to win an Olympic gold medal was Mariel Zagunis, who took home the sabre in 2004 and 2008.
On Sunday, American men’s swimmer Chase Kalisz won the 400-meter individual medley, while American men’s shooter Will Shaner, age 20, won the 10-meter air rifle event.
I’m still trying to believe it,” Shaner stated after declaring victory. “However, I’ve been involved in the sport for quite some time now, and I’ve come a long way. Just to have [the gold medal] in my hands is incredible.