Diana Lopez of US loses Olympic taekwondo opener

5:56 AM, Aug 9, 2012   |    comments
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AP Sports Writer

LONDON (AP) - Diana Lopez of the United States has lost her opening-round match at the London Olympics, falling in overtime to two-time world champion Hou Yuzhuo of China 1-0 in the women's under-57-kilogram division Thursday.

Lopez was a bronze medalist at the Beijing Games four years ago.

Hou will face Suvi Mikkonen of Finland in the quarterfinals later Thursday. Lopez could still compete for bronze, depending on the outcome of other matches.

Lopez's brother, two-time Olympic champion Steven Lopez, fights Friday in the under-80-kilogram division. At least one member of the Lopez family won a medal at each of the previous three Olympics, starting with the Sydney Games in 2000.

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