Skip to main contentAccess keys helpA-Z index

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
watch listen BBC Sport BBC Sport
UK version International version About the versions|Low graphics|Help
Last Updated: Sunday, 29 August, 2004, 07:59 GMT 08:59 UK
Stevenson downed in opener
Sarah Stevenson
Sarah Stevenson rounded off a dismal display by Great Britain's taekwondo squad by losing her opening over-67kg bout at the Olympic Games on Sunday.

A marginal judging decision ended the 21-year-old's hopes following a 8-8 tie with Venezuela's Adriana Carmona.

Both fighters picked points off each other in an edgy fight before the referee signalled Carmona the winner.

Carmona lost out to Zhong Chen in the quarter-finals ending Stevenson's hopes of earning a bronze via the repechage.

The Doncaster fighter had come to Athens in top form and, after a tentative start, she went 3-2 up with a series of spinning kicks.

Carmona responded, delivering a series of counter kicks to leave little to choose between the two fighters.

And with the scores locked, Carmona's aggressive play paid off as she was given the contest.

Great Britain had been handed the maximum four qualifying spots in Athens but the chosen quartet have failed to live up to expectations.

Only Paul Green reached the quarter-final stages with Craig Brown and Sarah Bainbridge defeated at the first stage.

Links to more Martial Arts stories


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


E-mail services | Sport on mobiles/PDAs


Back to top

Sport Homepage | Football | Cricket | Rugby Union | Rugby League | Tennis | Golf | Motorsport | Boxing | Athletics | Snooker | Horse Racing | Cycling | Paralympics | US Sport | Other Sport | Olympics 2004

Scores & Fixtures | Have Your Say | Photo Galleries | TV/Radio Listings

Sport Relief 2004 | Fun and Games | Question of Sport | BBC Sport Plus

Northern Ireland | Scotland | Wales

BBC Sport Academy >> | BBC News >> | BBC Weather >>
About the BBC | News sources | Privacy & Cookies Policy | Contact us
banner watch listen bbc sport