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Five Facts That Prove Taekwondo Is The Most Interesting Sport At The Olympics

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In her 2008 quarter-final against home favourite Cheng Zhong, GB’s Sarah Stevenson scored a potentially decisive kick to the face in the final seconds, but the score was not counted and Zhong was given the win.

Soon afterwards, PA uncovered a clear photo of the kick and alerted GB taekwondo chiefs, who used it as a crucial element in overturning the result on appeal. Stevenson – and PA, sort of – went on to win bronze.

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