Advertisement

London Olympics: Steven Lopez loses first match in taekwondo

August 10, 2012|By Diane Pucin
  • Steven Lopez, left, fights Azerbaijan's Ramin Azizov.
Steven Lopez, left, fights Azerbaijan's Ramin Azizov. (Ng Han Guan / Associated…)

LONDON -- The Olympics is turning into a non-event for the Lopez family, at least in taekwondo.

Two-time Olympic champion Steven Lopez lost his opening match Friday, beaten by Ramin Azizov of Azerbaijan in the men's under-80-kilogram event.

Azizov is seeded No. 1. Lopez must now hope that Azizov keeps advancing so that Lopez can try to get back into bronze-medal contention through the repechage. Lopez said he has been bothered by an ankle injury.

On Thursday, Lopez's sister, Diana, was also a first-round loser after feeling a pop in her knee during a repechage fight.

Steven and Diana, from Houston, are coached by their brother Mark, who is a former Olympian.

ALSO:

David Rushida sets world record in men's 800 meters

U.S. women's basketball team rallies to defeat Australia

American Clareesa Shields wins gold medal in women's boxing


Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/08/10/2943870/steven-lopez-of-us-loses-in-olympic.html#storylink=cpy

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|