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Mahma Cho 'disappointed' after missing out on bronze in Rio

Great Britain's Mahama Cho tells of his disappointment after missing out on third place following his defeat to Maicon Siqueira in the men's +80kg taekwondo bronze event.

Great Britain's Mahama Cho has spoken of his disappointment after missing out on a medal following his defeat to Brazilian practitioner Maicon Siqueira in the men's +80kg taekwondo event.

The pair faced off in the bronze-medal round in Rio on Saturday night, where Siqueira edged out a third-place finish after notching a 5-4 win.

"I gave it my absolute everything but it's just disappointing not to come away with something from all the hard work me and my team have done together. One of us had to lose and unfortunately that was me," said Cho after the contest.

"I want to congratulate him. He played well and played the game high. It's heart breaking to lose but it's part of the game. I wouldn't have counted on me even being here but a lot of sacrifices were made from my family and friends.

"The amount of support they have given me just to get me here is unbelievable and I have to thank them. Everybody who knows me knows that I don't quit that easily. I'm going to have step back now and put my feet up for a bit and then come back for the next cycle."

Team GB enjoyed mixed results in the taekwondo on Saturday, as Bianca Walkden was able to secure a bronze following her victory in the women's +67kg third-place event.

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Tuesday's key events

· Team GB trio Vicky Holland, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Jess Learmonth all have realistic medal hopes in the women's event (10.30pm-1am)

· After an impressive opening day, Great Britain play their final group game against a Fiji side level with them at the top of the pool, but also yet to hit their brilliant best (1.30am)

· After disappointment for friend and housemate Jade Jones, Bianca Walkden will go for gold in the women's +67kg category (2am-2.30pm)
· Mahama Cho is another medal contender for Team GB in the men's +80kg class (2am-2.30pm)

· Team GB's Duncan Scott has the chance to claim his first individual Olympic medal in the men's 200m freestyle final. Teammate Tom Dean is also involved. (2.43am)
· Kathleen Dawson is the Team GB representative in the women's 100m backstroke final (2.51am)

· Eden Cheng and Lois Toulson will look to emulate Tom Daley and Matty Lee's success in the women's 10m synchro final (7am-8am)

· Three-time Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin is part of a Team GB team going for gold in the dressage team Grand Prix final (9.30am)

· Superstar Simone Biles leads the United States side in the women's team final (11.45am-2.10pm)

· Team GB's women's team play their final group game, taking on Canada with qualification for the knockout rounds already secured (12pm)

> Today's schedule in full
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