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Date of Birth: April 19, 1995 (age 21)
Event: Men’s Taekwondo (under-58 kilogram category)
Schedule in Rio: Competition – August 17
Career highlight: Silver medal at European Championships in 2016
Outlook for Rio: Atias secured his place in Rio at the European Qualification Tournament in January, and picked up some much-needed confidence by winning a silver medal at the European Championships in Montreux, Switzerland, in May. With only 16 athletes taking part in each weight category in Brazil, he knows that three wins will be enough to secure a medal and he certainly believes he is capable of doing so.
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