Israeli taekwondo loses opening fight in Rio
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Israeli taekwondo loses opening fight in Rio

Ron Atias has been beaten in his first contest at the Olympic Games.

Andrew Sherwood is the Jewish News Sport and Community Editor

Israeli taekwondo fighter Ron Atias was banned from competing in Tunisia
Israeli taekwondo fighter Ron Atias was banned from competing in Tunisia

The Israeli was taking on home favourite Venilton Teixeira in the last 16 clash of the men’s -58kg event.

However, while producing only two offensive kicks, it was the four overhead kicks from his opponents which helped him to a 16-2 win.

The 21-year-old can still claim a medal in the repechage

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