Kiwi Scott beaten in first taekwondo round
Sat, 11 Aug 2012 12:43a.m.
An aggressive approach by New Zealand fighter Vaughan Scott failed to pay dividends as he lost his first round taekwondo fight at the London Olympics.
The Aucklander was defeated 9-5 in his men's under 80kg bout by seventh seeded Argentine Sebastian Eduardo Crismanich.
Scott came out aggressively and within half a minute both combatants had two points, but Crismanich gradually found chinks in Scott's defence and was up 6-2 at the end of the first round.
An ankle injury in the second round threatened to derail Scott's chances but he recovered and got the score back to 6-5 midway through the round, but two more points had Crismanich back in front 8-5 by the end of the round.
The Argentine got one more point early in round three and Scott couldn't find a way past his defences for the rest of the round.
Scott could get a chance to keep fighting if Crismanich makes it to the final.
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