Napoli 2019 Universiade (G-2): Korea dominates with 7 titles followed by Iran
Park reigns in W-87 to give Korea the 7th title as Ahmadi (M-63) and the Men’s Kyorugi Team lift Iran to its fifth gold in the event
Days 6 and 7 – Report
Korea finished in the first place of the Taekwondo medal count at Napoli 2019 Summer Universiade after collecting a total of 7 gold medals during the event. Inho Park won the 7th title for the Korean squad after reigning in Women’s -87 kg, defeating Duisebay from Kazakhstan in the final match of the category by 7-4.
Iran finished in second place of the overall standings with 5 golds, managing to win its two last titles during the last two days of competition. Sorosush Ahmadi proved to be the strongest fighter in Men’s -63 kg after getting rid of Pulatov from Uzbekistan in the crucial fight of the draw by 2-0 in the extra time, having tied to 10 in the regular rounds. The last gold for the Iranian team was taken by the Men’s Kyorugi team, who edged Egypt in the final clash.
Chinese Taipei ended up achieving 2 titles thanks to the Women’s team, who outscored Korea in the final match of the division, and Po-ya Su, who stepped on top of the Women’s -53 kg podium after beating Ha from Korea by 10-4 to taste glory.
Turkey was the other nation to finish the event with more than 1 gold, having collected 2 in the previous days, while France, Thailand and USA ended the competition with 1.
Day 7 – Final Podiums
Men’s Team – Kyorugi
1 – IRAN TEAM Gold
2 – EGYPT TEAM Silver
3 – CHINESE TAIPEI TEAM Bronze
3 – MALAYSIA TEAM Bronze
Women’s Team – Kyorugi
1 – CHINESE TAIPEI TEAM Gold
2 – KOREA TEAM Silver
3 – United States of America AMERICA TEAM Silver
3 – POLAND TEAM Bronze
Day 6 – Final Podiums
Men’s -63 kg
1 – AHMADI Soroush (IRI) Gold
2 – PULATOV Niyaz (UZB) Silver
3 – CHELLAMOOTOO Dylan (FRA) Bronze
3 – WU Yichao (CHN) Bronze
Women’s -87 kg
1 – PARK Inho (KOR) Gold
2 – DUISEBAY Smaiyl (KAZ) Silver
3 – BECEIRO PIZARRO SUAREZ Andres A. (MEX) Bronze
3 – KAMALOV Rafael (RUS) Bronze
Women’s -53 kg
1 – SU Po-Ya (TPE) Gold
2 – HA Minah (KOR) Silver
3 – ABAKAROVA Patimat (AZE) Bronze
3 – TARVIDA Inese (TAR) Bronze
Day 5 – Report
Turkey was the most successful team in the fifth day of competiton of the Napoli 2019 Summer Unversiade after collecting 2 out of 3 gold medals on Thursday.
The reigning world champion of the Women’s -62 kg division, Irem Yaman from Turkey (Daedo athlete), added another title to her cabinet after edging Turutina from Russia by 6-1 in the gold medal match of the draw. Her compatriot, Nafia Kus, did also dominate the Women’s -73 kg category after beating Yoon from Korea by 2-0 in the extra time of the crucial fight, as the regular time finished without points on the scoreboard.
The third title of the day was taken by Amimohammad Bakhshikalhori from Iran, who conquered the third title for his country in the event after getting rid of Asp from Norway in the last fight of the draw by a clear 10-3.
Day 5 – Final Podiums
Women’s -62 kg
1 – YAMAN Irem (TUR) Gold
2 – TURUTINA Iuliia (RUS) Silver
3 – DIAS NOVAES Bárbara (BRA) Bronze
3 – VULETIC Bruna (CRO) Bronze
Women’s -73 kg
1 – KUS Nafia (TUR) Gold
2 – YOON Dohee (KOR) Silver
3 – BLE Marie-Paule (FRA) Bronze
3 – MIRHOSSEINI VAKILI Melika (IRI) Bronze
Men’s -74 kg
1 – BAKHSHIKALHORI Amirmohammad (IRI) Gold
2 – ASP Victor (NOR) Silver
3 – ELASBI Soufiane (MAR) Bronze
3 – FERREIRA Júlio (POR) Bronze
Day 4 – Report
Iran won its second gold medal at Napoli 2019 Summer Universiade on the fourth day of action as France and Thailand stepped on top of the podium for the first time in the event on Wednesday.
The second Iranian to taste gold in Napoli was Armin Hadipour Seighalani, who proved to be the best fighter in Men’s -58 kg after getting rid of Molom from Mongolia by a tight 22-19 in the final.
In Women’s -49 kg, the world number 1, Panipak Wongpattanakit of Thailand, gave no chance for her opponent in the gold medal match to get close to the glory after edging Jhuang from Chinese Taipei by a comfortable 17-0. In Women’s -67 kg, Madga Wiet-Henin from France, bronze medallist at Manchester 2019 World Championships, won the title after defeating Shan from China by a clear 9-0.
Day 4 – Final Podiums
Men’s -58 kg
1 – HADIPOUR SEIGHALANI (IRI) Armin Gold
2 – MOLOM Tumenbayar (MGL) Silver
3 – FLECCA Antonio (ITA) Bronze
3 – SAWEKWIHAREE Ramnarong (THA) Bronze
Women’s -49 kg
1 – WONGPATTANAKIT Panipak (THA) Gold
2 – JHUANG Tien-Yu (TPE) Silver
3 – KOUTTOUKI Kyriaki (CYP) Bronze
3 – ROMOLDANOVA Iryna (UKR) Bronze
Women’s -67 kg
1 – WIET-HENIN Magda (FRA) Gold
2 – SHAN Yunyun (CHN) Silver
3 – CHUANG Kuan-Yu (TPE) Bronze
3 – CIUCHITU Ana (MDA) Bronze
Day 3 – Report
Korean clinched 2 more gold medals in the first day of Kyorugi action after Minwoo Kang and Yujin Kim respectively became the new Men’s -80 and Women’s -57 kg Universiade champions. Kim won his gold medal after beating Chen from Chinese Taipei by a comfortable 15-2 in the final, while Kang climbed to the top of the podium after defeating Eissa from Egypt in a much closer crucial fight that needed the sudden death period after a tie to 4 in the regular time.
The other champion of the day was the Iranian Mirhashem Hosseini, who set the standard in Men’s -68 kg after getting rid of Ketbi from Belgium by a clear 20-3 in the last match of the draw.
With these results, Korea leads the medal count of the Taekwondo competition with 6 golds, while Iran and USA have one title each.
Day 3 – Final Podiums
Men’s -80 kg
1 – KANG Minwoo (KOR) Gold
2 – EISSA Seif (EGY) Silver
3 – LIU Wei-Ting (TPE) Bronze
3 – VORONOVSKYI Denys (UKRA) Bronze
Men’s -68 kg
1 – HOSSEINI Mirhashem (IRI) Gold
2 – KETBI Si Mohamed (BEL) Silver
3 – KIM Kyungdeok (KOR) Bronze
3 – VARDAZARYAN Sergey (ARM) Bronze
Women’s -57 kg
1 – KIM Yujin (KOR) Gold
2 – CHEN Yu-Chuang (TPE) Silver
3 – ADAMKIEWICZ Patrycja (POL) Bronze
3 – AGUIRRE RAMIREZ Fernanda (CHI) Bronze
Day 2 – Report
Korea collected the 3 Poomsae titles awarded on Monday to rocket to a total of 4 gold medals in the two first days of action to clearly lead the standings of the Napoli 2019 Summer Universiade Taekwondo competition.
Chinese Taipei and Iran were the other two countries to step in all three podiums of the day after winning 3 silver and 3 bronze medals respectively, while Indonesia, Mexico and Thailand also managed to place a fighter in the top 3.
Day 1 – Report
Korea and USA grabbed the first two gold medals at the Taekwondo competition of the 2019 Summer Universiade, which is being held in Napoli, Italy.
The American representative J. Adalis Munoz took the first place in Women’s Poomsae after achieving a total score of 7.060 points, winning gold over Su (TPE), who had to content with silver after almost reaching the 7 points (6.990). Yun (KOR) and Hesam (IRI) completed the podium sharing the third step.
In Men’s, Wanjin Kang from Korea shone over the rest of competitors and clinched the title with a 7.950 score. Jeong from USA was the closest fighter with 7.500 points, taking the silver medal. The bronzes were awarded to Bakhtiyar (IRI) and Juarez (MEX), who occupied the lower step of the podium.
Day 1 – Final Podiums
Women Taekwondo Poomsae
1 – MUNOZ Adalis J (USA)
2 – SU Chia-En (TPE)
3 – YUN Jihye (KOR)
3 – HESAM Fatemeh (IRI)
Men Taekwondo Poomsae
1 – KANG Wanjin (KOR)
2 – JEONG Edward H (USA)
3 – BAKHTIYAR Koorosh (IRI)
3 – JUAREZ RODRIGUEZ Leonardo (MEX)