Espinoza Bounces Back to Win Taekwondo Bronze at the London Games

London Olympics 2012

María Espinoza won’t be leaving the 2012 Olympic Games empty-handed…

María Espinoza

Following her defeat at the hands of Serbia’s Milica Mandic, the 24-year-old Mexican taekwondo practitioner turned the beat around to defeat Cuba’s Glenhis Hernandez on Saturday in the bronze medal match at the London Games in the women’s 67-kilogram plus division.

Espinoza—the defending Olympic champion, after winning gold in the division at the 2008 Olympic Games—racked up crucial points in round three to beat Hernandez after draws in the first two rounds, winning 4-2 overall.

María Espinoza

Espinoza’s bronze gave Mexico its seventh medal at the London Games.