Most of the time…
Anyone watched Taekwondo yesterday?
[From the Taipei Times]
Su, meanwhile, who aggravated an old injury in her 1-0 first round defeat to South Korea’s Lim Su-jeong, battled into the bronze medal repechage match in a show of guts that would put Taiwan’s baseball team to shame, defeating New Zealand’s Robin Cheong 1-0 in her first repechage outing.
But she suffered heartbreak in her bid for yet another Taiwanese bronze, losing 5-4 in sudden death to Croatia’s Martina Zubcic after the scores were tied at 4-4 following three agonizing rounds, during which she collapsed to the mat in pain on numerous occasions.
Speaking to FTV reporters last night, Su’s mother said “I’m really proud of her,” adding, “she fought with all her strength.”
Great effort by the girl, she literally fought on one leg in two bouts, defeating the first opponent, and battling the last for three rounds and a sudden-death overtime. She scored twice kicking the other girl in the head, but wasn’t able to score in OT. During the fight she fell down several times, grimacing in pain, but probably risking damaging her knee beyond repair she kept on fighting till the end. Some will say she was stupid, I think she was courageous. Didn’t expect that from a Taiwanese athlete after the disgraceful outings by the baseball team.