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Canada's Melissa Pagnotta defeated in taekwondo last 16

Canada's Melissa Pagnotta was defeated in the women's 67-kilogram taekwondo event on Friday morning at the Rio Olympics.

Canadian Taekwondoin loses to Korean opponent

Hye-Ri Oh (KOR) of South Korea and Melissa Pagnotta (CAN) of Canada shake hands before the match. (Issei Kato/Reuters)

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.

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