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Africa Wins First Medal In Taekwondo at the Tokyo Olympics

Tunisia's Mohammed Khalil Jendoubi has won Africa's first decoration at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Jendoubi scooped a silver award on Saturday, July 24, in the men's taekwondo 58kg class.

The 19-year-old was guaranteed of a decoration subsequent to making it to the last where he took on Italian Vito Dell'Aquila who he lost to.

The game was adjusted as the two tied 10-10 preceding Dell'Aquila scored definitively in the last 15 seconds to truck home the gold.

Jendoubi laid down an early marker when he stunned Ethiopia's Solomon Dense in the quarters to book a semifinal meeting with Hang Jun of South Korea.

While many believed Hang Jun represented the greatest danger to Jendoubi, the Tunisian beat all the chances to get a success over the South Korean who was top choice to win the gold.

Jendoubi currently turns out to be simply the second Tunisian to win silver at the Olympics after marathon runner Mohammed Gammoudi.

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