Olympics: Italian wins taekwondo gold

August 12th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Carlo Molfetta of Italy took the Olympic gold in a tight heavyweight taekwondo final.

Molfetta was adjudged to have beaten Gabon’s Anthony Obame though both fighters had nine points over three rounds and overtime Saturday.

Obame’s silver is a first Olympic medal of any kind for the Central African nation.

Earlier, Robelis Despaigne of Cuba and China’s Liu Xiaobo claimed bronze after losing their respective semi-finals.

–IANS/RIA Novosti

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