Canada's Melissa Pagnotta defeated in taekwondo last 16
Canadian Taekwondoin loses to Korean opponent
By Kevin McAnena, CBC Sports
Canada's Melissa Pagnotta was defeated in the women's 67-kilogram taekwondo event on Friday morning at the Rio Olympics.
Pagnotta, from North York, Ont., lost out 9-3 to her South Korean opponent Hye-Ri Oh at the Carioca Arena.
The 27-year-old Canadian went 4-0 down early in the second round before a well executed chop kick to the head of Hyeri brought her back within touching distance at 4-3.
That was as good as it got for Pagnotta as she conceded a one point penalty to Hye-Ri, who then raced into a 9-3 lead to advance.
<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CAN?src=hash">#CAN</a> Melissa Pagnotta falls to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/KOR?src=hash">#KOR</a> in the Round of 16 in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Taekwondo?src=hash">#Taekwondo</a>. <a href="https://t.co/z6wH96hKUQ">https://t.co/z6wH96hKUQ</a> <a href="https://t.co/iqQFaA0e7g">https://t.co/iqQFaA0e7g</a>—@CBCOlympics