South Korean men’s and women’s taekwondo leaders Kang Sang-hyun (Korea Gymnastics) and Lee Da-bin (Seoul Metropolitan Government) won bronze medals on the third and final day of competition at the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) World Taekwondo Grand Prix Taiyuan 2023.Lee lost to 193cm tall Xu Lei by a round score of 1-2 (4-3 1-5 3-12) in the women’s 67kg overweight semifinals at the Taiyuan Shanxi Sports Center in Taiyuan, China on Wednesday.
Idabin, who struggled against the 15-centimeter taller Xu Lei, won the bronze medal without having to play a third- or fourth-place match as required by the competition rules. With 21.6 ranking points, Idabin moved up to seventh in the WTF Olympic Rankings (322.25).”It’s good to keep winning medals,” Idabin said after the race, according to WT, “I want to win, but it’s not easy. It’s a matter of taking care of my body.”
Idabin also missed out on gold in the women’s 67kg overweight final at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games at the Lin’an Sports and Cultural Exhibition Center in Hangzhou, China, on March 28, losing to Zhou Ziqi (CHN) with a round score of 1-2 (9-8 2-9 8-21).Kang Sang-hyun, who emerged as a heavyweight sensation with a “surprise win” in the men’s 87kg category at the 2023 World Taekwondo Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, in May, also pulled out of the semifinals of the event.
Competing in the men’s 80kg over-80 category, Kang had to settle for a bronze medal after falling to 2021 Tokyo 2020 gold medalist Vladislav Larin (unattached) with a round score of 0-2 (1-4 1-11).The event, which attracted 251 competitors from 48 countries, was the third Grand Prix of the year, following events in Rome, Italy, in June and Paris, France, last month. The three-day event concluded today with the men’s and women’s heavyweight events. Refugee, Russian and Belarusian athletes competed as individuals.
Jin Ho-joon (Suwon City Hall) won the gold medal in the men’s 68kg category. Jang Jun (Korea Gas Corporation), the men’s 58kg gold medalist at the Hangzhou Asian Games, and Seo Gun Woo (Korea Gymnastics University – men’s 80kg) finished with silver. In addition to Kang Sang-hyun and Lee Da-bin, Park Tae-joon (Kyung Hee University – Men’s 58kg), Kang Mir (Yeongcheon City Hall – Women’s 49kg) and Lee Ah-myung (Goyang City Hall – Women’s 57kg) 카지노사이트 brought home bronze medals.