Today, Saturday, Tunisian player Mohamed Khalil Jendoubi succeeded in reaching the final of the “taekwondo” competition in the weight of 58 kilograms in the Tokyo Olympics 2021, thus ensuring the first Arab medals in the Olympic Games held in the Japanese capital.
Jendoubi and the Arab Medal
The 19-year-old Tunisian, Jendoubi, managed to reach the final after winning 25-18 against young South Korean star John Jang, 21, the world champion in 2019, and thus ensured Tunisia won the first gold or silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
The moment Tunisian Mohamed Khalil Jendoubi won an Olympic medal after qualifying for the final taekwondo competitions 🇹🇳pic.twitter.com/6d39I9SH6N
— FilGoal (From 🏠) (@FilGoal) July 24, 2021
El Jendoubi qualified for the semi-finals after defeating his Ethiopian rival Solomon Demsey 32-9 in the quarter-finals.
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He also won in the first round against the 2018 European champion and the 2017 world runner-up Mikhail Artamonov, when he settled the confrontation with a score of 18-25 after three rounds of fire between the players.
Tunisian #Mohamed_Jindoubi He qualifies for the taekwondo final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after defeating Korea’s Jang Jun, the 2019 world champion and world number one.#Tokyo_Olympics #Japan pic.twitter.com/SoPQ9OsCGN
– Jack Alam .. (@GakAleilm) July 24, 2021
Jendoubi and Bronze Medal
The Tunisian player Jendoubi had previously won the bronze medal in taekwondo at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics for the weight of 48 kg in Argentina, and the gold of the African Games in 2019 in the Moroccan capital Rabat with a weight of 54 kg.
This sport appeared in Korea and was known for more than 2,000 years. It was created and developed by the Prime Time Zone as a means of self-defense due to the many civil wars and the difficulty of life among ferocious animals.
This forced the Korean man to think of a way to defend himself against the invaders and against the animals, from which they began to learn the methods of defense and rapid onslaught.
• Tunisian 🇹🇳 Mohamed Khalil Jendoubi reaches the semi-finals of the under-58 kilograms in the taekwondo competitions at the Tokyo Olympics by defeating the Ethiopian 🇪🇹 Solomon Dempsey#Tokyo2020 #Taekwondo pic.twitter.com/sfeRw5DAou
– Olympic World (@Olympicworld20) July 24, 2021
And it was able to become an official Olympic sport in the 2000 Olympic Games, which took place in the Australian city of Sydney, after it was a show sport in the previous Olympics, which were hosted by the Korean city of Seoul, Barcelona, Spain, and Atlanta, America.
It is worth noting, that the Olympic Games in the Japanese capital, Tokyo 2021, opened after being postponed from the summer of last year due to the Corona virus epidemic, and will continue until the eighth of next August.
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