21 Aug 2008

Cheong wins first Taekwondo bout

5:27 pm on 21 August 2008

Robin Cheong has become the first New Zealander to win a Taekwondo bout at an Olympics.

Cheong beat an Ivory Coast opponent in her opening 57kg class event in Beijing.

Cheong, who was born in Korea, says she wasn't properly warmed up for the fight and was very nervous, and so she hopes she'll be a bit better prepared for her next bout later today against a Korean.

Meanwhile Logan Campbell has been beaten 4-nil by the world champion from Chinese Taipei in his opening 68kg class bout.