Denisenko grabs bronze for Russia in taekwondo

Alexei Denisenko scored a narrow win over Australia's Safwan Khalil to claim Olympic bronze for Russia in the men's flyweight taekwondo competition on Wednesday.

Denisenko, a European championships quarterfinalist this year, took the bout 3-1, attacking well in the first round and defending for the remaining two, which were drawn.

Khalil got to the second round of the world championships in Korea last year.

First published in RIA Novosti.

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