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Manchester 2019 WC – Day 5: China bags 2 golds to close the event

Manchester 2019 WC – Day 5: China bags 2 golds to close the event

Olympic and Muju 2017 champion Shuai Zhao retains M-63 title as Mengyu Zhang wins gold in W-67 after defeating former queen Nur Tatar of Turkey

Manchester 2019 World Taekwondo Championships wrapped up after an extremely intense closing day with 7 final matches that had China as its most successful nation with two gold medals. Thailand took another title on Sunday to make a total of 2 as well, while Turkey, Cuba, Azerbaijan and Russia clinched 1 gold each to taste glory for the first time in the event.

Korea finished on top of the medal count with 4 gold medals, followed by the local team, Great Britain, which bagged 3. China and Thailand grabbed 2 titles in total, as Azerbaijan, Cuba, Turkey, Italy and Russia completed the group of winners at Manchester 2019 with 1 gold medal each.

Day 5 – Final Podiums

Men’s +87 kg

1 – Rafael Alba (CUB)
2 – Carlos Sansores (MEX)
3 – Hamza Kattan (JOR)
3 – Maicon Andrade (BRA)

Women’s -62 kg

1 – Irem Yaman (TUR)
2 – Caroline Santos (BRA)
3 – Bruna Vuletic (CRO)
3 – Magda Wiet-Henin (FRA)

Men’s -87 kg

1 – Vladislav Larin (RUS)
2 – Icaro Miguel Martins Soares (BRA)
3 – Song Zhaoxiang (CHN)
3 – Ivan Sapina (CRO)

Women’s -67 kg

1 – Mengyu Zhang (CHN)
2- Nur Tatar Askari (TUR)
3 – Farida Azizova (AZE)
3 – Milena Titoneli (BRA)

Men’s -80 kg

1 – Milad Beigi Harchegani (AZE)
2- Apostolos Telikostoglou (GRE)
3 – Moisés Hernández (DOM)
3 – Woo-hyeok Park (KOR)

Women’s -53 kg

1 – Phannapa Harnsujin (THA)
2 – Tatiana Kudashova (RUS)
3 – Aaliyah Powell (GBR)
3 – Inese Tarvida (LAT)

Men’s -63 kg

1 – Shuai Zhao (CHN)
2 – Soroush Ahmadi (IRI)
3 – Iordanis Konstantinidis (GER)
3 – Jaouad Achab (BEL)

Day 5 – Report

Men’s +87 kg

Six years after becoming world champion at Puebla 2013, Rafael Alba from Cuba repeated success at Manchester 2019 after defeating Carlos Sansores from Mexico by 9-5 in an intense final which was decided by small details.
Hamza Kattan, Jordan representative in the division, and Maicon Andrade, Brazilian sensation, had to content themselves with the bronze medals of the class.

Men’s +87 kg podium

Women’s -62 kg

After tasting gold at Chelyabinsk 2015, Turkish Taekwondo icon Irem Yaman, climbed to the top of the world again at Manchester 2019 after edging Caroline Santos from Brazil by a clear 21-7 in the crucial fight of the Women’s -62 kg category. The podium was also occupied by Bruna Vuletic from Croatia and Magda Wiet-Henin from France.

Women’s -62 kg podium

Men’s -87 kg

World number 1 and silver medallist at Muju 2017 Vladislav Larin of Russia finally made the step forward he was missing and won gold at Manchester 2019 World Champs after getting rid of the dangerous and powerful Brazilian representative, Icaro Martins. The Russian managed to beat the South American by 19-9 in one of the most entertaining finals of the evening at the Arena. Song Zhaoxiang (CHN) and Ivan Sapina (CRO) were awarded the bronze medals of the category.

Men’s -87 kg podium

Women’s -67 kg

Mengyu Zhang (China), bronze at Muju 2017 world champs, became the new world champion of the division after edging no other than the previous holder of the gold medal and Olympic silver medallist Nur Tatar (Turkey), who couldn’t stop the energy and quickness of the Chinese in the gold medal fight (18-9). Farida Azizova (AZE) and Milena Titoneli (BRA) were the other fighters to win a medal in the division.

Women’s -67 kg podium

Men’s -80 kg

Muju 2017 king, European champion and Olympic bronze medallist Milad Beigi Harchegani (Azerbaijan) proved once again he is the player to reign in this class and outscored Apostolos Telikostoglou from Greece by 22-12 to repeat on top of the podium. Moisés Hernández from Dominican Republic and Woo-hyeok Park from Korea completed the top 4.

Men’s -80 kg podium

Women’s -53 kg

Thai representative at Rio 2016 Olympics Phannapa Harnsujin showed the world her participation in the biggest sports event in the world wasn’t a matter of luck and was crowned new world champion of the division after proving to be stronger than the number 1 seed, Tatiana Kudashova from Russia, European champion and world silver medallist at Muju 2017 (20-10). Local idol Aaliyah Powell (GBR) and bronze medallist at Muju 2017 and European silver, Inese Tarvida (Latvia) took the bronzes.

Women’s -53 kg podium

Men’s -63 kg

The current Olympic and Muju 2017 champion Shuai Zhao (China) left no chance for surprises and added another gold medal to his cabinet after getting rid of the outsider Soroush Ahmadi (IRI) by a comfortable 27-7. Iordanis Konstantinidis (GER) and Chelyabinsk champion Jaouad Achab (BEL) completed the final podium.

Men’s -63 kg podium

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