Taekwondo fighter Seif Eissa claims 2nd medal for Egypt in Tokyo 2020

The Egyptian Taekwondo fighter, Eissa, started his mission in the Tokyo games early on Monday by beating Simone Alessio of Italy 6-5 to reach the semifinal of the Men s -80kg contest

Ahram Online , Monday 26 Jul 2021
Seif Eissa
Norway s Richard Andre Ordemann (Blue) and Egypt s Seif Eissa (Red) compete in the taekwondo men s -80kg bronze medal B bout during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Makuhari Messe Hall in Tokyo on July 26, 2021. AFP

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Taekwondo fighter Taekwondo fighter Seif Eissa won the second bronze medal for Egypt after beating Andre Richard Ordemann of Norway 12-4 in the Men’s --80kg contest on Monday.

Eissa dominated the game against the World Championship quarterfinalist, Ordemann as he finished the first set with a 2-0 lead, followed by a 6-0 lead in the second set, then a 4-4 draw in the third set, ending the match with an impressive 12-4 lead.

The Egyptian Taekwondo fighter, Essa, started his mission in the Tokyo games early on Monday by beating Jack Martin of Australia 11-1 in the Men’s -80kg round of 16 before beating the 2019 World Champion Simone Alessio of Italy 6-5 to reach the semifinals.

He lost 13-1 to World champions and European Championship title holder, Maksim Khramtcov of the Russian Olympic Committee in the semi final, setting himself up for a game against Ordemann of Norway for the bronze medal.

This is Egypt’s second medal in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, as Egyptian Taekwondo fighter Hedaya Malak also secured a bronze medal after beating Paige Mcpherson of USA 17-6 on Monday.

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