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Taekwondo: Dell'Aquila wins worlds after Olympics

Azzurro beats South Korean in Mexico, 'happy for Italy'

(ANSA) - ROME, NOV 21 - Italy's Vito Dell'Aquila on Sunday evening won the world taekwondo 58 kg category gold in Guadalajara after winning the Olympic gold in Tokyo in the summer of last year.
    The 22-year-old from Mesagne in Puglia beat South Korea's Jun Jang 13-4 in the final.
    "I'm happy for myself and for Italy," he said.
    "I'm sorry for Simone Alessio, who was knocked out even though he was top of the rankings.
    "This gold is his too, but he'll make up for it".
    Dell'Aquila won Italy's first gold at the 2020 Olympic Games and is the first Italian born after 2000 to have won gold for his country. (ANSA).


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