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Marton falls to London challenger Tatur

19 August 2016

TAEKWONDO: Carmen Marton has gone down to Turkish fighter Nur Tatur for the second straight Olympic Games. 

The three-time Olympian and her bronze medal match nemesis from London entered the final round scoreless before Tatur secured the 11-1 victory in their -67kg clash. 

Marton will now need to wait to see if Tatur makes it through to the final to see if she will enter the repechage and remain in the hunt for bronze. 

Tatur went straight on the attack in the first round before both fighters settled into what was a cautious rhythm. 

Marton was more of the aggressor in the second round as the Turk took the middle of the mat and waited for her chance. That opportunity didn’t evolve though and the fight entered the final two-minute stanza still level at 0-0. 

It was there that Tatur took her chances. She hit Marton with a spinning kick to the body before another body kick took the score to 4-0. 

A head and body kick followed as Marton began to chase the points. Marton went on the attack and got hit by another head kick as Tatur took the 11-0 lead. 

A late penalty point got Marton on the board in the final seconds but it was Tatur that moved through to the quarter-finals. 

Tatur will now fight Rabia Guelec of Germany to make the semi-finals. If she makes it through to the gold medal match Marton will progress to the repechage where she will have to win two fights to win bronze. 

Matt Bartolo
olympics.com.au

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