Moscow 2017 GP (G-4) – Day 3: Korea reigns with 3 golds as Russia grabs 2
Moscow 2017 Grand Prix Series
4-6 August 2017
G-4 category event
Round by round results: Day 1 / Day 2 / Day 3
Days 2 and 3 – Report
Korea finished on top of the medal count at Moscow 2017 GP after clinching 3 titles. Russia ended up in second place with 2 gold medals, while Thailand, Ivory Coast and Great Britain tasted glory once each.
Dae-hoon Lee confirmed he is in his best shape after getting rid of the local idol Alexey Denisenko by 18-11 in the Men’s -68 kg final, while the second gold medal for Korea was achieved by Ah-reum Lee, who proved to be the strongest athlete in Women’s -57 kg after defeating her compatriot So-hee Kim by 16-9. The other title for Korea was grabbed by the triple world champion Tae-hun Kim, who left no chance for the rest of fighters in Men’s -58 kg, where he was crowned as the champion afer beating Sawekwiharee from Thailand by withdrawal.
The second gold for Russia was clinched by Anton Kotkov, who outscored Aaron Cook from Moldova by 35-26 to reign at home as the Men’s -80 kg champion. The one and only crown for Thailand in the event was won by Panipak Wongpattanakit, silver in Muju, who proved to be stronger than So-hui Kim from Korea, bronze in Muju, after winning the gold medal match by 8-6.
Days 2 and 3 – Final Podiums
Category: Seniors Female A -57 – Competitors: 27
1st 138 LEE, AH-REUM REPUBLIC OF KOREA KOR
2nd 135 KIM, SO-HEE REPUBLIC OF KOREA KOR
3rd 123 CARSTENS, CAROLENA PANAMA PAN
3rd 17 ASEMANI, RAHELEH BELGIUM BEL
Category: Seniors Male A -68 – Competitors: 27
1st 146 LEE, DAE-HOON REPUBLIC OF KOREA KOR
2nd 170 DENISENKO, ALEXEY RUSSIA RUS
3rd 108 ABUGHAUSH, AHMAD JORDAN JOR
3rd 90 MCNEISH, CHRISTIAN GREAT BRITAIN GBR
Category: Seniors Female A -49 – Competitors: 24
1st 189 WONGPATTANAKIT, PANIPAK THAILAND THA
2nd 137 KIM, SO-HUI REPUBLIC OF KOREA KOR
3rd 36 RODRIGUEZ, CAMILA COLOMBIA COL
3rd 173 BOGDANOVIC, TIJANA SERBIA SRB
Category: Seniors Male A -58 – Competitors: 27
1st 145 KIM, TAE-HUN REPUBLIC OF KOREA KOR
2nd 190 SAWEKWIHAREE, RAMNARONG THAILAND THA
3rd 97 KAZEMI, MOHAMMAD IRAN IRI
3rd 178 TORTOSA CABRERA, JESUS SPAIN ESP
Category: Seniors Male A -80 – Competitors: 28
1st 160 KOTKOV, ANTON RUSSIA RUS
2nd 116 COOK, AARON MOLDOVA MDA
3rd 44 CISSE, CHEICK SALLAH COTE D’IVOIRE CIV
3rd 140 KIM, HUN REPUBLIC OF KOREA KOR
Day 1 – Report
Great Britain, Ivory Coast and Russia were the first three countries to climb to the top of the podium at Moscow 2017 Grand Prix after Ruth Gbagb (CIV), Bianca Walkden (GBR) and Roman Kuznetsov (RUS) respectively tasted gold in Female’s -67, +67 and Men’s +80 kg. Korea grabbed 2 silvers and 2 bronzes on Friday, Russia won 2 bronzes as well, while Turkey clinched 1 silver. USA and Croatia also reached the podium after collecting 1 bronze each.
Gbagbi got rid of another world champion at Muju 2017, Nur Tatar from Turkey, by 7-4 in the big final to conquer yet another title in her career. Oh (KOR) and McPherson (USA) made it to the Semifinals to clinch bronze.
Walkden, also champion a Muju 2017, beat Kim from Korea by a clear 14-0 in the curcial fight to show the world again she is the current queen of the category. Ivanova (RUS) and Lee (RUS) took the lower step in the medal ceremony.
Kuznetsov gave the hosting country its first gold of the event after defeating In from Korea by 12-9 in the final match of the draw. Kirichenko, also from Russia, and Golec from Croatia were awarded with the bronzes of he division.
Day 1 – Final Podiums
Category: Seniors Female A -67 – Competitors: 25
1st 42 GBAGBI, RUTH COTE D’IVOIRE CIV
2nd 197 TATAR, NUR TURKEY TUR
3rd 132 OH, HYERI REPUBLIC OF KOREA KOR
3rd 206 MC PHERSON, PAIGE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA USA
Category: Seniors Female A +67 – Competitors: 24
1st 83 WALKDEN, BIANCA GREAT BRITAIN GBR
2nd 134 KIM, BICH-NA REPUBLIC OF KOREA KOR
3rd 150 IVANOVA, OLGA RUSSIA RUS
3rd 139 LEE, DA-BIN REPUBLIC OF KOREA KOR
Category: Seniors Male A +80 – Competitors: 24
1st 164 KUZNETSOV, ROMAN RUSSIA RUS
2nd 142 IN, KYO-DON REPUBLIC OF KOREA KOR
3rd 162 KIRICHENKO, YURY RUSSIA RUS
3rd 52 GOLEC, VEDRAN CROATIA CRO