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Tokyo Olympics: Team GB judoka Natalie Powell is knocked OUT by South Korea’s Hyunji Yoon

Team GB judoka Natalie Powell is knocked OUT of the Tokyo Olympics as the former world No. 1 fighter is beaten by South Korea’s Hyunji Yoon in the round of 16 in Tokyo

  • Natalie Powell has suffered defeat in the judo round of 16 at the Olympics
  • She was beaten comfortably by South Korea’s Hyunji Yoon in the -78kg category 
  • Powell had big hopes of success after a winning string of championships 

Britain’s former world number one Natalie Powell bows out after losing convincingly to Korea’s world number 23 Hyunji Yoon in round of 16.

The -78kg star finished seventh on her Olympic debut in Rio five years ago but a string of World Championship, European Championship and Grand Slam medals since had moulded her into a genuine contender in Japan.

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Natalie Powell is out of the Tokyo Olympics after suffering defeat in the round of 16 stage

The former world No. 1 was beaten comfortably by South Korea's Hyunji Yoon on Thursday

The former world No. 1 was beaten comfortably by South Korea’s Hyunji Yoon on Thursday

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