Andrea Paoli is our last hope for a medal at the Olympics as we haven’t had luck with any of our other Lebanese athletes. She will be competing at 11:30am in the Women’s -57kg Preliminary Round (Taekwondo). [Schedule]
Update1: Andrea is through to the quarter finals! She beat Nidia Munoz frmo Cuba 4-2. Quarter Final game scheduled at 5pm Lebanon Time.
“…as we havenâ€™t had luck with any of our other Lebanese athletes.” i hope that this is only an expression. luck has nothing to do with our inability to compete for medals. can’t blame the athletes though, they have given their best…
we have huge talents in our dear country (or outside it), i hope to see some investment soon
Haven’t had luck as a figure of speech, meaning we didn’t achieve anything. I understand luck has nothing to do with it even though more favorable draws in some cases might have got us closer to a medal.
Also, why do we insist in participating in disciplines dominated by Chinese, American, etc…athletes? The only Olympic medals Lebanese athletes won (decades ago)were in weight-lifting and roman-wrestling. Can’t they stick with that and try to improve they performances?