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Taiwanese Yang Shu-chun, wins at the Dutch Open

?? Yang Shu-chun

Taiwanese taekwondo star Yang Shu-chun wins at the Dutch Open.

On March 17th, Yang Shu-chun won in the -49kg category at the 39th Dutch Open Taekwondo Championships that took place in Eindhoven.

The Taiwanese athlete won 5 fights to grab the gold medal. In the first 3 fights she won with impressive scores: 13-3, 12-0 and 14-1. In the semi-final she met Lucija Zaninovic, who is ranked 9th in the WTF Olympic Ranking, and is, together with her twin sister Ana, one of the Croatian taekwondo stars.

After a tight match against Lucija, Yang won by just one point, 6-5. In the final, she met Guatemalan athlete Elizabeth Zamora Gordillo and beat her 4-3. 

Yang’s coach, Liu Tsung-ta said about this open championship that it was “an opportunity to observe her potential competitors in the Olympics”.

?? Lucija(left) and Anna zaninovic

On the following day, Ana Zaninovic won the gold in the -54kg category. Ana is ranked 5th in the -57kg category of the Olympic Ranking.

Aaron Cook, who obtained unsatisfied results in the German Open, won the gold in the -80kg category.


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