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European Taekwondo Championships 2012

European Taekwondo Championships 2012

Great Britain’s Aaron Cook retained his European -80kg taekwondo title when the final took a dramatic twist in the last second.

Trailing to world ranked number one Ramin Azizov of Azerbaijan for most of the contest he was losing 11-9 with only three seconds left. Then a typically frantic Cook attack to attempt to at least tie the match to send it to sudden death caused Azizov to leave the ring, an offence deemed serious enough by the referee to warrant a gam-jeom penalty for the Azerbaijan. Resulting in his disqualification, Cook took the 2012 title in one of the four categories to be contested in this summer’s Olympics.


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