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2020 Tokyo Olympics: Anastasija Zolotic first American woman to win gold in taekwondo

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American woman wins gold in Taekwondo

Anastasija Zolotic made history on Sunday, defeating Russia's Tatiana Minina to become America's first-ever female taekwondo gold medalist. The 18-year-old phenom defeated Minina 25-17 at Tokyo's Makuhari Messe Hall.

Zolitic's path to gold widened once Britain's Jade Jones -- winner of the past two Olympic golds -- and Korea's Ah-reum Lee fell in the round of 16.

Still, Zolitic faced stiff competition en route to her historic finish. The Colorado Springs native took down Turkey's Hatice Kubra Ilgun, the world's second-ranked player, in the quarterfinals before topping the fourth-ranked Minina in the finals.


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