Mauro Sarmiento

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Mauro Sarmiento
Medal record
Representing  Italy
Men's taekwondo
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing 80 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2012 London 80 kg
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Rome Middleweight
Silver medal – second place 2005 Izmir Middleweight
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Bangkok Middleweight

Mauro Sarmiento (born August 10, 1983 in Casoria) is an Italian martial artist. He represented Italy in Taekwondo at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 80 kg, and won the silver medal, upsetting two-time Olympic champion Steven López of the United States in the quarterfinals.[1] In the gold medal round he lost to Hadi Saei.[2]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he won the bronze medal in the men's -80 kg taekwondo event, losing to Nicolas Garcia in the semi-finals, and then beating Nesar Ahmad Bahawi in his bronze medal match.[3]