Muju 2015 World Cadet Championships – Day 4: Iran takes 7th gold as Korea confirms 2nd place with 2 more titles
2nd WTF World Cadet Championships
Muju, South Korea
23-26 August 2015
Day 4 – Report
Iran finished on top of the Muju 2015 World Cadet Championships after Nejad Katesari became the new gold medalist of the Female’s -37 kgby beating Chai Chong from USA in the big final, clinching the seventh title for her country.
The other 3 golds of the day were taken by Korea, with Lee reigning in the Male’s -49 kg after edging Pham from Vietnam and Kim in the -57 kg category after proving to be stronger than Moradi from Iran, USA, with Diaz tasting glory in Female’s +59 kg after defeating Alsedah from Jordan, and Ukraine, with Yerko climbing to the top of theMale’s -61 kg podium after getting rid of Russian Sokolov in the final.
With these results, Korea finished right after Iran in the medal count with 4 titles, while Germany and Russia ended up tying with 2 golds each.
Day 4 – Final Podiums
Day 3 – Report
Palestine won its first-ever medal at WTF-promoted international competitions as Mohammad Yasini took the silver in the male -41kg division on the third day of the 2nd WTF World Cadet Taekwondo Championships in Muju, Korea on Aug. 25, 2015.
Russia took two gold medals, while Iran, Germany and Korea won one gold each at the T1 Arena of the Taekwondowon in Muju, Korea on the third day of the 2nd WTF World Cadet Taekwondo Championships.
In the male -41kg weight category, Germany’s Ranye Drebes brushed aside a stiff challenge from Palestine’s Mohammad Yasini to win the final match 16-13 for the gold medal. Colombia’s Andres Moreno and Russia’s Artem Sysoev shared the bronze medal in the same category.
For Palestine, the silver medal was the first-ever medal at WTF-promoted international championships and it marked the first medal in a single sport.
“I am happy to win the silver medal, the first medal in taekwondo for our country,” said Mohammad Yasini. “I want to be an Olympic medalist.”
In the female -44kg final match, Korea’s Ye-ji Lee defeated Spain’s Raquel Tirado German 11-2 to earn her country the gold medal. The bronze went to Germany’s Vanessa Beckstein and Romania’s Liana Musteata.
In the male -45kg final match, Russia’s Denis Lantratov beat Thailand’s Suparwit Laowpolprateep 26-14 for the gold medal with a 12-point gap victory in the third round. Iran’s Hamed Asghari Mahiabadi and Germany’s Spyros Raffael Kostaras had to settle for the bronze medal each in the same weight division.
In the female -55kg final match, Iran’s Zohreh Hasan Nataj crushed Serbia’s Nadica Bozanic 17-10 for the gold medal. The bronze went to Turkey’s Kezban Sefahat Bugan and Spain’s Aitana Santome Santos in the same category.
In the female -59kg weight division, Russia’s Margarita Blizniakova defeated Turkey’s Huri Korkut 10-2 for the gold medal. Puerto Rico’s Isabella Diaz and Iran’s Negar Pourjamali shared the bronze medal in the same category.
Day 3 – Final Podiums
Day 2 – Report
Thailand clinched 2 golds in Muju 2015 World Cadet Championships’ second day of action as Chaiprasit and Senghaphan respectively won the Female’s -41 and Male’s -37 kg divisions on Monday.
Chaiprasit defeated Chaboki (IRI) to taste glory in the final, while Senghaphan beat Fonseca (MEX) to climb to the top of the podium.
The bronzes were awarded to Sobko (UKR) and Esme (TUR) in F-41 and Yarrow (GBR) and Lee (KOR) in M-37.
France, Germany and Korea took the other 3 titles of the day as Mehnana, Goekce and Kim proved to be the strongest in the Female’s -47, Male’s -53 and Male’s -33 kg categories.
Mehnana got rid of Andriianenko (RUS), Goekce edged Dziuba (UKR) and Kim ran over Valipour (IRI) in each of the final matches. You can find the bronzes of these 3 divisions on the information below.
With these results, Iran remains on top of the medal count with 5 titles and 2 silvers, followed by Thailand with 2 titles.
Day 2 – Final Podiums
Day 1 – Report
Iran showed all its power and clinched the first 5 titles in play after the first day of action was completed at Muju 2015 World Cadet Championships. Russia was the second most successful nation on Sunday with no less than 3 silvers.
In the female -29kg final match, which took place at the T1 Arena in the Taekwondowon in Muju, Iran’s Fatemeh Ebrahimizadeh beat Russia’s Anima Cherchesova for the gold medal. The bronze went to France’s Mallorie Dellenbach and Kazakhstan’s Alima Kaidarova.
In the female -33kg final match, Iran’s Mahla Momenzadeh defeated Thailand’s Chutikan Jongkolrattanawattana to earn her country the gold. Great Britain’s Jordyn Smith and the United States’ Ash Ogan shared the bronze in the same weight category.
In the female -51kg final match, Iran’s Mobina Shakeri took home the gold medal as she outpointed Russia’s Polina Arzhevitina for the gold medal. The bronze went to Korea’s Ji-yeong Seo and Germany’s Stefanie Grunauer in the division.
In the male -65kg final match, Iran’s Mohammad Khani beat Russia’s Stanislav Melnik 18-11 for the gold medal. Kazakhstan’s Dulat Sikhymov and Mexico’s Luis Manuel Flores Avendano had to settle for the bronze medal in the same category.
In the male +65kg final match, Iran’s Nima Mehrali needed a fourth golden-point round for the gold medal against host Korea’s Min-hyeok Kim. The bronze went to Belarus’ Dzmitry Malinouski and Uzbekistan’s Islomjon Adkhamov.
Day 1 – Final Podiums