London, England (Sports Network) - Servet Tazegul of Turkey and Great Britain's Jade Jones won gold medals in taekwondo Thursday at the London Games.
Tazegul, a bronze medalist four years ago in Beijing, claimed Turkey's first ever gold in taekwondo by beating Iran's Mohammad Bagheri Motamed, 6-5, for the men's 68-kilogram title. It's also Turkey's first gold medal of the London Games.
Terrence Jennings of the United States and Afghanistan's Rohullah Nikpah earned bronze medals in the weight class.
Jones claimed gold for the host nation in the women's 57kg division, beating Hou Yuzhuo, 6-4, in the final bout.
France's Marlene Harnois and Tseng Li-Cheng of Chinese Taipei each earned bronze medals
American Diana Lopez, a member of the Lopez taekwondo family, lost both of her matches in the women's 57kg and finished the competition in seventh place.
08/09 19:38:29 ET