Asian Games: Taiwan's Gu snatches gold in 50-kg karate

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Asian Games: Taiwan's Gu snatches gold in 50-kg karate

Jakarta, Aug. 27 (CNA) Taiwan's Gu Shiau-shuang (谷筱霜) overcame Uzbek Bakhriniso Babaeva 3-2 to take the gold medal in the final of the women's under-50 kg karate at the Asian Games Monday in Indonesia.

In a match in Turkey earlier this year, Gu easily defeated Babaeva 9-1. In their latest encounter, with 58 seconds to call the match, Gu scored three points with her kicking, but Babaeva soon gained two points in a fierce counterattack. Gu, however, prevailed with a successful last-moment defense.

Gu's win gave Chinese Taipei a second gold in the sport, after Wen Tzu-yun (文姿云) defended her title in the women's under 55-kg division to become the first athlete to be bantamweight champion in two consecutive Asian Games.

Wen defeated Iran's Khaksar Taravat 4-0, defending the Asian Games title she won in Incheon, South Korea in 2014.

(By Lung Po-an and S.C. Chang)
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