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Baku 2016 Grand Prix Final (G-8) – Day 2: Great Britain rockets to 3 golds as Iran and Korea take 2nd title

Baku 2016 Grand Prix Final (G-8) – Day 2: Great Britain rockets to 3 golds as Iran and Korea take 2nd title

Baku 2016 Grand Prix Final
Baku, Azerbaijan
9-10 December 2016
G-8 category event
Day 2 – Final Podiums
Women’s +67 kg
1 – GBR Great Britain Bianca WALKDEN
2 – CHN People’s Republic of Chi Shuyin ZHENG
3 – USA United States of America Jackie GALLOWAY
Women’s -57 kg
1 – GBR Great Britain Jade JONES
2 – EGY Egypt Hedaya MALAK
3 – KOR Republic of Korea Ah Reum LEE
Men’s +80 kg
1 – IRI Islamic Republic of Iran Sajjad MARDANI
2 – RUS Russian Federation Vladislav LARIN
3 – RUS Russian Federation Roman KUZNETSOV
Men’s -68 kg
1 – KOR Republic of Korea Dae Hoon LEE
2 – BEL Belgium Jaouad ACHAB
3 – RUS Russian Federation Konstantin MININ
Day 1 – Report
Charlie Maddock of Great Britain, Milad Beigi Harchegani of Azerbaijan, Hyeri Oh of Korea and Carlos Navarro of Mexico tasted gold on the first day of the 2016 WTF World Taekwondo Grand Prix Final, which kicked off yesterday in Baku and will finish today.
Maddock reigned in Women’s -49 kg after beating Kim from Korea by 4-0 in the gold medal match, with the bronze medal being taken by Igumenova from Russia thanks to her victory over Romoldanova from Ukraine by 1-0 in the repechage.
In Female’s -67 kg, Hyeri Oh from Korea proved to be the strongest athlete after getting rid of Chuang from Chinese Taipei by 8-4 in the crucial fight of the draw. The lower step of the podium was occupied by Elin Johansson from Sweden, who outscored Matijasevic from Macedonia by superiority in the clash for the last medal of the division after tying to 0 in the 9 regular minutes.
Milad Beigi Harchegani from Iran climbed to the top of the Men’s -80 kg podium after defeating Seif Eissa from Egypt by 12-0 in the big final of the category, while Albert Gaun from Russia managed to clinch the bronze medal after edging Lizarraga from Mexico by a clear 10-3.
In Male’s -58 kg, Mexico grabbed its first title of the event through the superb performance of Carlos Navarro, who beat Kim from Korea by 1-0 in the gold medal match to taste glory. The bronze was finally taken by Jesus Tortosa from Spain, who proved to be stronger than Bensaleh from Belgium in the repechage (4-3).
Day 1 – Final Podiums
Female’s -49 kg
1 – Charlie Maddock (GBR)
2 – So Hui Kim (KOR)
3 – Svetlana Igumenova (RUS)
Male’s -58 kg
1 – Carlos Navarro (MEX)
2 – Tae Hun Kim (KOR)
3 – Jesus Tortosa Cabrera (ESP)
Female’s -67 kg
1 – Hyeri Oh (KOR)
2 – Chia Chia Chuang (TPE)
3 – Elin Johansson (SWE)
Male’s -80 kg
1 – Milad Beigi Harchegani (AZE)
2 – Seif Eissa (EGY)
3 – Albert Gaun (RUS)

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