OK, just finished watching Taekwondo. They have 8 weight divisions in World competitions and only 4 in the Olympics. The Canadian guy was in the 80+ division. 80 kg is 176 lbs -- while that may be near to top-end for the average Korean male, it just doesn't cut it on a World-scale. So as a result, Coulombe-Fortier was going up against a guy who looked a bout 6" taller. At one point he clearly tagged the tall guy in the head with a beautiful kick and the blind refs didn't see it. The guy staggered around like it was a standing 8 count but it took an appeal and a review to award the 3 points. Then the Canadian fighter promptly got warned for alerting his coach that he should have gotten 3 (apparently you can't do that, but the other guy raised his hands in celebration every tie he connected, so isn't that the same thing?)
Anyhow, later on the tall guy misses the Canadian with a headshot but is immediately awarded 3 points, and it wasn't until the appeal and review that the refs saw that he clearly missed.
So the question is, why did they so quickly award the 3 points on a miss, while completely missing an almost TKO the other way?
Stupid judges. But I hope the tall guy goes through to the finals because then Fortier gets a shot at the bronze.
P.S. I took taekwondo for a little while and we were certainly taught how to kick but also how to strike with the fist/forearm/whatever. Yet in the Olympics you are only allowed to kick?