LONDON (AP) - Milica Mandic has won Serbia's first Olympic gold of the London Games by taking the taekwondo title in the women's 67-kilogram plus division.
Mandic edged top-seeded Anne-Caroline Graffe of France 9-7 in the final.
Mandic knocked out two of the division favorites earlier Saturday, topping defending Olympic champion Maria Espinoza of Mexico and world No. 2 Anastasia Baryshnikova of Russia. Espinoza later won the bronze.
Mandic was frequently on the offensive in her fights, often striking her opponents first with a targeted kick to the body before quickly retreating so they couldn't counterattack.
The 20-year-old Mandic won a bronze at the world championships last year.
The other bronze went to Russia's Anastasia Baryshnikova.
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