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Matea Jelic of Croatia won taekwondo gold medal at the 2021 Olymic Games in Tokyo
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published  07/28/2021 | Sports | Unrated
The first Croatian gold olympic medal in taekwondo


Matea Jelić celebrating her Olympic gold medal in Tokyo with the national flag decorated with universaly known Croatian Coat of Arms.
Photo by Javier Soriano, AFP.


Matea Jelić winning gold medal in taekwondo at the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo


Matea Jelić won the first Croatian olympic gold medal in taekwondo in history. In the finals, in a very tough fight, she defeated the British girl, Lauren Williams. Matea Jelić (of age 23, height 1.83 m) was born in 1997 in the city of Knin, a former Croatian royal city. Her achievement is one of the greatest successes in the history of Croatian sports. She is training in the city of Split, as a member of the Taekwondo Club Marjan.




Reception of Matea Jelić (gold medalist) and Toni Kanaet (bronze medalist) at the Split Airport, Croatia


Matea Jelić in 2015


Matea Jelić interview at the age of 16: her dream from 2014 came true in 2021!


Matea Jelić, winner of the Junior World Taekwondo Championship in Taipei City, Taiwan, 2014, at the age of 16!


Mate Jelić in her native city of Knin at the age of 16.
Knin was a former Croatian royal city, already in the 11th century, during the reign of King Zvonimir.


Matea Jelić celebrating her Olympic gold medal in Tokyo 2021 with the national flag decorated with universaly known Croatian Coat of Arms.

Golden Matea Jelić with Toni Kanaet, winner of the teakwondo bronze medal for Croatia at the Tokyo Olympics.
Source of the photo Taekwondo Club Marjan, the city of Split.


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