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Jang Ji-won of South Korea grabs gold

Updated: August 27, 2004, 5:30 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Nia Abdallah's lack of international experience turned out to be her biggest asset in the Olympic taekwondo tournament.

"I don't think anybody expected me to do anything here," she said.

Abdallah won a silver medal in taekwondo Friday, advancing all the way to the final before losing 2-1 to Jang Ji-won of South Korea in the 126-pound (57 kg) class. Iridia Salazar Blanco of Mexico won the bronze.

Later, Hadi Saei Bonehkohal of Iran won the gold medal in the men's ...

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