The Spanish Javier Pérez Polo had to settle for the silver medal in the category of up to 68 kilos in the Taekwondo World Championships that are held in the British city of Manchester, after losing Friday in the final by 24-21 against the British Bradly Sinden
Neither the good start of the Madrid taekwondo, which closed with an advantage (6-8) the first round, was enough to Perez Polo to contain the British Sinden, who with the support of the public turned the score in the second round (15-13 ).
A small advantage that allowed the Spanish to continue dreaming of gold at the beginning of the third and final assault.
But the aggressiveness of the Briton, who had already starred in one of the big surprises of the competition after beating in the semifinals the triple world champion, the South Korean Lee Dae-Hoon, ended the dream of Javier Pérez Polo.
In fact, the Spaniard practically faced without any option the final seconds of the combat, after the six points of advantage (24-18) that got to dispose Bradly Sinden.
Difference that did not prevent the Madrilenian continue fighting until trimming the difference to the three points that reflected the final 24-21, which relegated Javier Pérez Polo to the second step of the podium.
A defeat that should not overshadow the excellent role of Spanish taekwondo, who in his second World Cup participation, hung the silver medal. A metal to join the bronze achieved this Friday in the category of up to 74 kilos Daniel Quesada, after falling in the semifinals against the Italian Simone Alessio by 10-18. (tagsToTranslate) silver (t) taekwondo (t) perez (t) polo