Gatterer knocked out in first round

A kick to the head 18 seconds before the end of her first round ended the Israeli's Olympics.

By JPOST CORRESPONDENT
August 22, 2008 04:54
Gatterer knocked out in first round

Gatterer 224 88 ap. (photo credit: AP)

A kick to the head 18 seconds before the end of her first round bout against Martina Zubcic of Croatia ended Bat El Gatterer's Olympics on Thursday. The Israeli Taekwondo fighter had already opened a 3-1 lead against the European Championship runner-up, but couldn't maintain her advantage and was sent packing. "Bat El performed well and got off to a good start, and it's a shame about the ending," Gatterer's coach Noa Shmida said. "Nevertheless, we're not disappointed. We came here to do our best and Bat El has still got plenty of time to improve until London 2012."


Related Content

dudi sela
August 31, 2014
Sela steamrolled by Dimitrov

By ALLON SINAI