McPherson Fights for Bronze
August 10, 2012 11:53 PM
American taekwondo fighter and Sturgis, South Dakota native Paige McPherson won bronze in the women's 67 kilo-gram weight class today at the 2012 Olympics in London.
She beat Slovenia's Franka Anic, 8-3.
Mcpherson also knocked out British world champion Sarah Stevenson in the first round.
"I'm just so happy to be here, to be part of this huge experience. My first fight I was nervous, but at the same time I just let it all go. If I lost I lost. If I won I won," said McPherson.