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Tokyo 2020: Team GB’s Bradly Sinden takes silver after losing in the men’s 68kg taekwondo final

Written by on 25/07/2021

Bradly Sinden has taken silver in Tokyo after losing to Uzebekistan’s Ulugbek Rashitov in the men’s 68kg taekwondo final.

Rashitov beat Sinden 34-29 at the Makuhari Messe Hall on Sunday.

Sinden, the reigning world champion, from Doncaster, was guaranteed a silver medal after beating China‘s Zhao Shuai in the semi-finals.

The silver win follows huge disappointment for British taekwondo earlier in the day when double Olympic champion Jade Jones lost in the first round.

Jones, 28, was vying to become the first ever British woman to secure three golds at three consecutive games.

But she was denied even a bronze in the repechage when the Refugee Team’s Kimia Alizadeh – who beat her – lost out in the semi-finals.

Team GB came second only to the USA in the medals table at Rio 2016 and is hoping for a repeat performance this year.

 Sky News

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