Mexicali taekwondo fighter Leslie Soltero won Saturday gold in the Dominican Open held in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Soltero won in the -67 kilogram division.

Soltero, who has been Pan American champion in the youth division and runner-up in the Major Division, first defeated her Argentinean rival in quarter finals and a Canadian fighter in semifinals.

In the championship fight the Mexicali athlete defeated Milena Titoneli, of Brazil.

Titoneli previously defeated Soltero in the finals of the Pan American Championship. Soltero got 20 points of the world ranking that is also a qualifier for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

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