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Canadian Maxime Potvin earns men's taekwondo silver medal at Pan American Games

07/20/2015 09:51 EDT | Updated 07/20/2016 05:59 EDT
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Canada's Maxime Potvin earned a silver medal in the men's 68-kilogram taekwondo event Monday at the Pan American Games.

Potvin, 27, of Quebec City, fell 6-3 to Mexico's Saul Gutierrez in the final at the Mississauga Sports Centre.

Gutierrez outscored Potvin 3-0 in an extra fourth round for the win.

Povtin won all three of his matches en route to the gold medal, first defeating Brazil's Henrique Precioso 15-5 before earning a 13-11 semifinal win over American Terrence Jennings.

Earlier, Evelyn Gonda of New Westminster, B.C., lost a 10-3 decision to Cuban Yamicel Nunez for bronze in the women's 57-kilogram class.

Gonda, 18, won her first two matches by 12-point margins before dropping a 10-6 semifinal decision to Mexican Paulina Armeria.

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