Mexicali Taekwondo fighter Leslie Soltero won for the second time in her life a bronze medal in the Ramus Sofia Open 2022 held in Bulgaria.

The 19-year-old local athlete competed in the adult 67 kilogram division.

Soltero, who plans to compete in the Pan American Games of Santiago next year failed to qualify to the final after falling 9-20 with Cecilia Castro, of Spain.

The fighter, who got gold in the Pan American Games of Cali 2021, was bye in the round of 23. Then, she defeated Chahrazed Boughrara, of Finland, and Rebeka Furedi, of Hungary. Soltero also won bronze in the 2019 tournament.

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