Taekwondo Rising

I thought above shot was the best Athens Olympic photo so far.  Chu Mu Yen, the guy in blue coming in for a landing after after delivering a brutal counter-kick, won Taiwon's first Olympic gold.  Nice kick and nice form during landing.

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p align=”left”>Taekwondo was added as an official Olympic sport four years ago, but rules discouraged spectacular attacks and was hampered by distrust of judges.  For Athens, they changed the rule to encourage head or knockout attacks and made extra efforts to shore up quality of judging to good effect and Taekwondo is starting to become one of the most exciting Olympic events to watch.

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