Santo Domingo earns 2 golds in Tae Kwon Do at Pan American Games

The Dominican Republic has won two gold medals at the Mexico Pan American Games so far, both in tae kwon do.

Gabriel Mercedes, who won silver in the Beijing Olympics, won the first gold in 58-kilogram division.

Erick Osornio durante el combate contra Johanny Jean.

Mercedes defeated Mexican Damian Villa in an 8-7 combat. Johanny Jean Bartemit defeated Cuban Angel Mora 8-7 in the finals of the 68-kilogram division, to secure the second gold. Mercedes had defeated him in the Taekwondo Cup in Copenhagen Worlds.

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