PNGs Taekwando beaten by Britain in Olympics

Papua New Guinea’s Taekwondo female representative to Rio Samantha Kassman went down to her British number 3 ranked opponent Bianca Walkden 14-1 last night in the +67kg category fight.

Walkden is the 2015 Taekwondo World Champion and is housemates with fellow Great Britain Taekwondo athlete Jade Jones who has already won gold at these Rio Olympics.

With Samantha stepping on the mat as an underdog, she was competitive in defeat especially going against a taller opponent with a far greater reach advantage.

Unfortunately Samantha was slayed by her more experienced opponent beating her in a more dominant match.

Lamech Jinimbo