Marton loses tight contest

Olympic debutant Caroline Marton has gone down in a tight encounter to Swedish fighter Nikita Glasnovic in the women’s 57kg Taekwondo competition.

The Australian 12th seed lost out to the fifth seeded Scandinavia 4-0 in the round-of-16 clash.

After the first round ended scoreless, the Swede got on the board with a body kick towards the end of the second to give her a one point advantage heading into the final round.

Marton had been waiting years for this moment though and wasn’t going to die wondering. She went on the attack before Glasnovic connected with a body kick. She added two more points late on with another body kick and then a penalty point to round out the fight.

It’s been a long journey for Marton who came agonisingly close to qualifying for London 2012 before getting her chance to make her Olympic debut alongside younger sister Carmen.

Photo Credit: Alex Coppel / Herald Sun

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