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Lopez wins final match 3-0

Updated: August 28, 2004, 4:35 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Four years after Steven Lopez won the United States' first gold medal in taekwondo, time was ticking down on his second Olympic title. On the sideline, his brother and coach couldn't wait to start celebrating.

"A moment in your life where everything is just perfect," Jean Lopez said. "That's what I was experiencing."

Steven took up the sport when he was 5 because he wanted to be like his older brother, and Saturday night he took control of the final in the second ...

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