Canada Open 2019 (G-1): Local fighters set the standard with 6 titles
Canadian senior athletes collect 6 titles to reign at home, followed by Brazil with 3 and USA with 2
Final Podiums: Seniors
Seniors – Report
Canadian fighters set the standard at the 2019 edition of the Candian Taekwondo Open, which was held in Montreal between October 4-6, after collecting a total of 6 gold medals in the Senior division of the event.
Brazil finished in second place of the medal count after grabbing 3 titles, while USA and Mexico were the other two teams to step on top of the podium in more than 1 occasion, winning 2 golds each in Montreal.
Puerto Rico, Korea and Chile clinched 1 title each to complete the 16 Senior classes in competition in Quebec last weekend.
The 6 Canadian gold medallists were: Yvette Yong, who added another Women’s -46 kg title to her large collection after getting rid of Valeria Santos of Brazil by 15-8 in the big final; Viviane Tranquille, who reigned in Women’s -49 kg after beating Souza from Mexico by 6-1 for the glory; Frederique Santerre, who climbed to the top of the Women’s -57 kg podium after defeating Weber from USA by 12-7 in the crucial fight of the draw; Melissa Pagnotta, who proved to be the strongest fighter in Women’s -67 kg after edging Lewis from USA by a clear 26-3 in the gold medal match; Cedric Ndzouli, who didn’t need to play the Men’s -80 kg final after Rahimi’s (USA) withdrawal; and Jordan Stewart, who managed to overcome Ann from USA in the Men’s -87 kg last round by 10-5 to taste gold at home.