Cheick Sallah Cisse of Ivory Coast wins Gold in Men’s 80 kg Taekwondo

Cheick Sallah Cisse of Ivory Coast won the gold medal in the Men’s 80 kg Taekwondo event of Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Friday, August 19.

Cheick Sallah Cisse of Ivory Coast wins Gold in Men's 80 kg Taekwondo

Cheick Sallah Cisse won the match form no where to defeat Great Britain’s Lutalo Muhammad 8 – 6, after he landed the winning kick on Muhammad with just a second remaining, after trailing 5 – 6.

Lutalo Muhammad who had won bronze at London 2012, was really disappointed after loosing the final match and had to settle for silver medal.

Bronze medals of the event were won by Tunisia’s Oussama Oueslati and Azerbaijan’s Milad Beigi who defeated Steven López of USA and Piotr Paziński of Poland in their respective bronze medal matches.

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