Natasa Vezmar into the quarterfinals
Taekwondo draw completed
ATHENS, 25 August - The draw for Athens 2004 Olympic Games Taekwondo competition has been completed at the Faliro Sports Pavillion and has produced a highlight match to be conducted on Saturday, 28 August in the Men's -80kg category.
Iraq's Raid RASHEED has been drawn against Steven LOPEZ (USA), the defending gold medal champion from the Sydney 2000 Olympics, in a bout that is sure to raise some interest.
There are four women who will sleep a little easier tonight, as a result of their draw moving them directly into the quarterfinals with a first round bye.
Yanelis Yuliet LABRADA DIAZ (CUB), Irina KAYDASHOVA (UZB), Ineabelle DIAZ (PUR) and Croatia's Natasa VEZMAR will have the opportunity to gauge their opponents' technique before meeting them in the last eight.
The Taekwondo competition begins on Thursday, 26 August at 09:00, commencing with the Women's u49kg Preliminary Round of 16.