All this lead leg side kick crap… this is not full contact, it’s tag.
Title should read, "American woman wins first Taekwando Olympic gold at age 18" not this BS "1st women" crap
The problem with this is that their movements were so predictable for each other. That’s because whenever they were going to kick, they stopped. In sparring, you’re not supposed to stop bouncing. You bend down, and QUICKLY go for the kick. They both still did really good though.
I'm American and this is garbage 🗑. I haven't seen a more useless event since power walking
Yeah after they kicked out that black Haitian girl
The Russian girl: You'll never win the game! Zolotic: pulls out Uno Reverse card
Human chicken fight lol
I’m here because of @pat mcafee
Taekwondo in 2021: + scream a loud as possible while kicking (pointing) your leg + kick so high so you can fall down easiest + 0 defense needed.
Two white girls fighting for gold in Korean martial arts. The epitome of cultural appropriation.
Man, that is so racist
Ik we're proud of her go her 🎉🎉 🇺🇲. I haven't seen one comment marveling at the fact her name is Russian(or Russian similar) and she beat a Russian maybe I did not scroll far enough🤣I love my country🎉🇺🇲🎉.
Amazing!!! My 10yo son just started TKD in June and he loves it! This is incredibly inspiring. America, we have got a long way to go, but when our children are learning this individualized sport, they learn self-esteem, self-respect, self-awareness and accountability. I feel so much hope for our children
That's the worst martial art ever
That was the dumbest thing i've ever seen, this is a sport?
Uh this is false Lynette Love a black women is the first American women to win a gold medal in TKD…. That was back in 1988…. The fact that y’all don’t know that is unacceptable and inexcusable
@360 Productions Demonstration Sports are non-IOC recognized sports being put into an Olympic Game to create enthusiasm and eventually recognition for the sport. So while there is a competition for TKD at the 1988 Seoul Games, it was only for the sole purpose of promoting it to the world in hopes of creating enough enthusiasm in making it into the Olympic repertoire. No TKD medals were counted in official medal totals in 1988 for TKD and TKD was not recognized by the IOC until 2000. So Anastasija Zolotic is the official first American female Olympic champion in TKD.
@Dynasty001 how is a demonstration if people are really getting kicked lol she knocked out two women during those games lol
TKD was a demonstration sport in 1988, so it's not an official record in Olympic history.
God bless America
So...is this viable in the real world? I'm not saying MMA is the end all be all but...it looks very very constrained
I was moved! The tremendous honor that this girl brought for her Country.
Pathetic to me not a sport event, few lucky points here an there not a real fight.
Dam the American women doing their stuff these olympics 👏🏽👏🏽
This reminds me of an original Nintendo NES video game.
This was soooo painful to watch!
YOU HIT TOO HARD! NO FAIR!!
When the 2 weird anime kids get into a fight >
These commentators were soooooo bad lmao what
What did I just watch?
Thanks youtube because I’d never watch this on 📺 …
Uhhh. That's it? 🤨
I don’t think I understand.
Well jeez - I wish we knew how she felt about it... ; )
That looked weak
Mmk…I think all of my little nieces could be gold medalists now. I mean, ima patriot and Iraq veteran, so, not knocking the athletes but, that’s just the lamest thing I’ve ever seen. I think I’d rather watch curling. A pillow fight has more martial art than this.
I’m ngl… I’ve seen better point sparrers in my dojo who are 14-17 than these two Then again they have to play on this massive stage and it seems somethings up with punches and censors so that may be the issue here
As someone who’s done taekwondo for years. Women are the scariest to face in a sparring match with their light speed kicks
Interesting, they're both checking below the armor, I'm guessing that so long as part of the armor is struck they don't get docked.
WERE PROUD OF YOU 👍 CONGRATULATIONS 🇺🇸
I got teary eyed at the end. God bless this young woman. Only 18 and already a gold medalist.
Ooh! Chick Fight!
Congrats on the win! 🥇 However, it is disappointing that Olympic TKD has been diluted into a glorified game of foot tag. It's understandable that some rules will change over time for competitor safety, but this is an embarrassment. Traditional TKD (Moo Duk Kwan) is a better representation of a practical martial art compared to Olympic TKD.
I thought she was a Banshee
God idk how they both have the balance to stay on their legs with kicking and being hit
WOW Congrats USA Gold winner Your country is is so proud 😊💞👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏
😂😂 looks like two sisters fighting each other throwing kicks trying to intimidate one another. without actually wanting to fight just to intimidate to see sho gives up first. lol
He said rapid ascent I th
why tf she screaming like that
Phenomenal! Her screams had me rolling tho 🤣 Great bout!
I completed in this style of fighting for years Im now realizing that it’s straight up garbage
congrats to her but this is so dumb
@Yay Israel ! i see why they toned it down, people like your crying about it
@Yay Israel ! no, i want normal taekwondo
@Yay Israel ! the way they removed and simplified a lot of aspects of taekwondo.
So y’all erasing history when the first American woman won the gold medal in taekwando? 1988 olympics Arlene limas? It’s always with the new “first” this “first” that nobody has been first to do anything lately
It's like watching two kids slap fight...
I hate Russia
I’m sorry but this is just horrible..call it like I see it. I thought this was a joke seriously
Congrats. Whatever that was... your did a great job. 👍
An athlete so proud of her country. God bless the USA 🇺🇲 Dios bendiga a los Estados Unidos 🇺🇲
May see her in the UFC soon, sure she does some judo, aswell. get some MMA style BJJ, and wrestling, she maybe a contender
USA … USA 🇺🇸.. great job thank for representing us .. we are all proud of you !..
Shat a screeching squirrel show
This looks and sounds exactly how kittens fight
Not What I expected
Especially amazing considering the Russian athletes are doped
W T F did I just watch?
Sorry, I just don't see it. It kind of looks like me and my friend horsing around in the front of the house. They should have brought Van dam out
Interesting that almost none of the kicks were thrown with the back leg.
Well usually as it's much faster to use the front leg the back leg is more used for power. Sparring or what the video is about is about speed. Fighting is about power. You put your strong leg in front for speed and your strong leg in the back for power
This was weird
stay for the agony of defeat 😣 3:24
"Just call it Kicking Impossible". - Tom Crooze
Olympic Taekwondo is a joke but happy she won the gold.
As the parent of 3 Taekwondo Black Belts, a 4th Dan, A 2nd Dan and a 1st Dan this is so fantastic for the sport. Congrats to her.
So the Olympics just recreated the black widow fight scene when scar jo fought her russian counterpart huh?🧐
Why she screaming like she’s getting murdered doe
I love seeing American's win! Congratulations!
Olympic made TKD popular, but it changed its originality, now it looks riduculous. I hope they change the rule as quick as possible.
All those years of training and still can’t fight. Olympic taekwondo is such a joke!
dude this sport is fuckin dumb
Congrats Anastasija on gold and being a proud American.
really , where's the clinching, knees, elbows
What is with the spastic screaming...🤦♂️
I never thought taekwondo was fencing with your legs. The more you know.
I'm in taekwondo. This looks kind of messy to me but in sparing it can get pretty messy. But I can't really judge because I'm only a first degree black belt.
You're mistaken Master Arlene Limas won Gold in 1988 in Seoul
SORRY I DIDN'T SEE THE AMERICAN DO ANYTHING TO WIN....WEIRD THOUGHT IT WOULD HAD BEEN MORE ENTERTAINING THAN THIS
Arlene Limas, Dana Hee and Lynette Love won the first gold medals for the USA in Taekwondo. In 1988 Seoul. This commentator is full of S#!t.
2:08 Looks like she's adjusting his shoes
As much as I love taekwondo I have always hated any tournament that uses olympic scoring just because it forces the fighters to only use certain stances and strikes just to min max point scoring. It really holds back a fighters power and fighting rhythm. That's no knock at Zolotic she played the meta they forced her to use and won. It's upsetting because you don't see fighters in olympic boxing having to sacrifice any of that.