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Lebanese Taekwondo player beaten out before semifinals

  • Taiwan's Tseng Li-Cheng, blue, against Lebanon's Andrea Paoli during their women's taekwondo quarter-final bout in the under 57 kg category as part of the London 2012 Olympic games, on August 9, 2012 at the ExCel centre in London. (AFP PHOTO/TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA)

  • Lebanon's Andrea Paoli looks on before her match against Cuba's Nidia Munoz in women's 57-kg taekwondo competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Aug. 9, 2012, London. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

  • Taiwan's Tseng Li-Cheng, blue, fights against Lebanon's Andrea Paoli during their women's taekwondo quarter-final, London 2012 Olympic games, on August 9, 2012. (AFP PHOTO/TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA)

  • Taiwan's Tseng Li-Cheng against Lebanon's Andrea Paoli during their women's taekwondo quarter-final bout on August 9, 2012. (AFP PHOTO/TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA)

  • Lebanon's Andrea Paoli after falling down during her women's taekwondo quarter-final bout in the under 57 kg category against Taiwan's Tseng Li-Cheng as part of the London 2012 Olympic games, on August 9, 2012. (AFP PHOTO/TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA)

  • Lebanon's Andrea Paoli, right, talks to her coach before her match against Cuba's Nidia Munoz in women's 57-kg taekwondo competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s Andrea Paoli was beaten out by Li-Cheng Tseng of Chinese Taipei in the women’s under 57kg Taekwondo quarterfinal at the ExCel South Arena, 2012 London Olympics Thursday, August 9.

Paoli’s scoreless first two rounds put her in a decisive final bout against Tseng’s five point lead.

Two penalty points were awarded to Paoli in the last round which brought the final score to 5-2, advancing Li-Cheng Tseng into the semifinals against Olympic host Great Britain’s Jade Jones later today.

Egypt's Hedaya Wehba lost to Marlene Harnois of France who will go on to fight against China’s Yuzhuo Hou in the semfinals.

 

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