Tunisia’s Mohamed Khalil Jendoubi wins first Arab Tokyo 2020 medal in Taekwondo

Tunisia's Mohamed Khalil Jendoubi won the first Arab medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday - a silver in the Taekwondo competition. (AFP)
Tunisia's Mohamed Khalil Jendoubi won the first Arab medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday - a silver in the Taekwondo competition. (AFP)
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Updated 24 July 2021

Tunisia’s Mohamed Khalil Jendoubi wins first Arab Tokyo 2020 medal in Taekwondo

Tunisia's Mohamed Khalil Jendoubi won the first Arab medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday - a silver in the Taekwondo competition. (AFP)
  • The final was another thriller that was tied 10-10 with about 15 seconds left

LONDON: Tunisia's Mohamed Khalil Jendoubi won the first Arab medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday after reaching the final of the men's Taekwondo 58kg category.

He secured the silver after being beaten by Italy's Vito Dell'Aquila, who secured the gold medal, the Italian's first Olympic medal.

The final was another thriller that was tied 10-10 with about 15 seconds left before Dell’Aquila won with a flurry of scoring strikes.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Saudi rower Husein Alireza finished second in Repechage 3 on Saturday morning to qualify for the quarterfinals of the Men’s Single Sculls competition.

It was dissapointment for Saudi Ali Al-Khadrawi in the Table Tennis Men’s Singles competition at Tokyo 2020, as he made an early exit after going down in straight games to Lubomir Jancarik of Czech Republic.