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Paige McPherson advances

Updated: August 10, 2012, 6:41 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- American taekwondo fighter Paige McPherson knocked out British world champion Sarah Stevenson in the first round of the women's 67-kilogram division at the London Olympics.

The 21-year-old McPherson controlled the fight from the start and scored first after nailing Stevenson with a head kick. Stevenson won a bronze at the Beijing Olympics in a heavier weight category.

Stevenson injured her knee in February and has not fought in any major competitions since, but was still ...

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