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Servet Tazegul wins gold medal

Updated: August 9, 2012, 7:00 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Turkey's Servet Tazegul has won the Olympic taekwondo gold medal in the men's 68-kilogram division.

The 23-year-old Tazegul is the world No. 1 and defeated Iran's Mohammad Bagheri Motamed 6-5. Tazegul was often in attack mode, throwing combinations of spinning or jumping kicks.

But despite the acrobatics, Tazegul rarely scored -- unlike in the rest of his fights on Thursday. It was a subdued final after a day of forcing his opponents to adapt to his high-paced fight style. ...

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