Olympics: Cisse wins first ever gold for Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast's Cheick Sallah Junior Cisse (down) celebrates after winning the men's taekwondo gold medal bout in the -80kg category as part of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, on August 19.
Ivory Coast's Cheick Sallah Junior Cisse (down) celebrates after winning the men's taekwondo gold medal bout in the -80kg category as part of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, on August 19. PHOTO: AFP

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - Cheick Sallah Cisse won Ivory Coast's first ever gold medal in the Olympics with a kick in the last second of the men's under-80kg taekwondo final on Friday.

Cisse created history for the West African country when he stunned the third seed Lutalo Muhammad of Britain with a four-point score right at the death to win 8-6.

Tunisia's Oussama Oueslati and Milad Beigi Harchgani of Turkey won the bronze medals.