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Golden Cho Earns Fourth Taekwondo Rio Quota Spot


There was no wiping the smile off Mahama Cho’s face as he secured Team GB a fourth taekwondo quota spot at this summer’s Olympic Games.

But after winning the European qualification tournament in Turkey, the men’s heavyweight fighter insisted the hard work was only just beginning.

Cho took to the mat in Istanbul on Sunday knowing that an added quota place was on offer for Team GB if he was to reach the final of the +80kg weight division.

And the 26-year-old made sure to achieve that target in style, beating Italy’s reigning Olympic gold medallist Carlo Molfetta in the semi-final before then rounding off a triumphant day with a 4-2 win against reigning European champion Arman Marshall-Silla of Belarus to take gold.

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