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Cuba, Mexico claim silvers

Updated: August 26, 2004, 3:19 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Taiwan won its first gold medal Thursday in taekwondo, then had to wait only a few minutes more for another.

Shih Hsin Chen won her 49-kilogram match for the breakthrough, aware as the seconds counted down that a lot was at stake.

"I know that this is our first gold medal and I'm very proud of it," said Chen, who beat Yanelis Yuliet Labrada of Cuba. "It means a lot to me and my family."

About 15 minutes later, Mu Yen Chu won another gold medal in the men's 58-kilogram ...

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