Turkish fighter books place in Olympic taekwondo final
Australia's Carmen Marton (blue) fights against Turkey's Nur Tatar during their women's taekwondo semi-final bout in the category under 67 kg as part of the London 2012 Olympic games, on August 10, 2012 at the ExCel centre in London. AFP photoTurkey’s good run in taekwondo continued with Nur Tatar, who advanced to the final of the women’s 67kg competition in the London Olympic Games on Aug. 10.
Tatar beat her Australian rival Carmen Marton 6-0 to advance to the final, which will be played later that night at the Excel Arena in London.
“I am very happy to have made it to the final after three matches today, I hope I will fight well in the final to win the gold medal,” Tatar said to state-run TRT after the semifinal match.
Tatar will meet the winner of the other semifinal tie between Slovenian Franka Anic and South Korea’s Kyung Seon Hwang.
The 22-year-old’s victory came a day after Servet Tazegül won the men’s 68kg taekwondo final at the Olympics to claim the first gold medal for Turkey at the London Games.