Tokyo – Slovenia’s Ivan Trajković finished fifth in taekwondo at the Tokyo Olympics after missing bronze by a whisker in the men’s +80kg event, having to concede to South Korea’s In Kyo-don, the number 2 seed, 4:5.
This is Trajković’s best Olympic result after he placed 11th at the 2012 Olympics in London. He failed to make it to the Rio Games four years later.
Trajković, who was seeded 8th at the tournament, opened his bid for the medal today by convincingly defeating Gabon’s Anthony Mylann Obame 26:5, but then had to concede to No. 1 seed, Russia’s Vladislav Larin, 3:16 in the quarter-finals.
After the top seed made it to the finals, Trajković was given another chance to crush Tonga’s flag bearer Pita Taufatofua 22:1 in the repechage.