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Anthony Obame wins silver

Updated: August 11, 2012, 7:07 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Anthony Obame made Olympic history just by losing.

The 23-year-old Obame lost in the men's taekwondo heavyweight final, but still became the first person from Gabon to ever win an Olympic medal.

And he came oh so close to gold.

Fighting Carlo Molfetta of Italy in the plus-80 kilogram division, Obame lost by decision after the pair remained tied through a tense bout that went into overtime.

"I think it's a good start for us," Obame said. "For now it's just me, ...

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