Vito Dell’Aquila wins gold in Olympic debut in men’s 58kg taekwondo

Jul 25, 2021 391

Italy’s Vito Dell’Aquila beat 19-year-old Mohamed Khalil Jendoubi of Tunisia 16-12 to win the Olympic gold medal in the men’s 58kg taekwondo final at Tokyo 2020. The 20-year-old European Champion, who was making his Games’ debut, launched his attack on Jendoubi from the start of the closely fought contest at the Makuhari Messe Hall A in Tokyo.

They were tied at 10-10 with seconds left on the clock before Dell’Aquila won with a series of strikes. At a press conference afterwards the winner said he was happy with his victory and was now looking forward to having some rest when he returns home to Italy.

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