OREANDA-NEWS. Taekwondo fighter Maxim Khramtsov became the champion of the Olympic Games in Tokyo in the weight category up to 80 kg and won the first Olympic gold in the history of Russian taekwondo.

In the final of the tournament, Khramtsov defeated Jordanian Saleh Al-Sharabati with a score of 20: 9.

The bronze medalists were previously the Egyptian Seif Eissa and the Croat Toni Canaet.

Khramtsov's gold became the fourth for the Russian national team at the Games in Tokyo. In total, the Russian team now has 12 awards.

Before Khramtsov's victory, the best result of Russian taewond fighters at the Olympic Games was silver medals in 2000 and 2016. Also earlier, at the Tokyo Olympics, Russian woman Tatyana Minina won silver in the weight up to 57 kg on July, 25. Russian taekwondo player Tatyana Minina said that she was getting ready to win the Olympic Games in Tokyo, but at the end of the competition she was also pleased with the silver medal.Minina lost to American Anastasia Zolotich in the final fight in the weight category up to 57 kilograms.

Mikhail Artamonov became the bronze medalist in the weight up to 58 kg. Bronze medalist of the Olympic Games, Russian taekwondo player Mikhail Artamonov said that in the fight for third place it was important to maintain a high pace and wear down the opponent, the plan was fully implemented.

Artamonov in a duel for the bronze medal in the weight category up to 58 kilograms on Saturday defeated Argentine Lucas Lautaro Guzman - 15:10.