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Taoyuan 2018 GP (G-4) – Day 3: Russia takes 2nd title as Thailand tastes 1st gold

Taoyuan 2018 GP (G-4) – Day 3: Russia takes 2nd title as Thailand tastes 1st gold

Taoyuan 2018 World Taekwondo Grand Prix
Taoyuan, Chinese Taipei
19-21 September 2018
G-4 category event
Draws: Day 2
Round by round results: Day 1
Day 3 – Final Podiums
Women’s -49 kg
1 – Panipak Wongpattanakit (THA)
2 – So-hui Kim (KOR)
3 – Kristina Tomic (CRO)
3 – Rukiye Yildirim (TUR)
Men’s -80 kg
1 – Maksim Khramtcov (RUS)
2 – Cheick Sallah Cisse (CIV)
3 – Seif Eissa (EGY)
3 – Damon Sansum (GBR)
Day 3 – Report
Russia clinched its second title at Taoyuan 2018 Grand Prix in the last day of competition after one of the most dominant athletes in the sport nowadays, Maksim Khramtcov, added another gold medal to his collection. Khramtcov edged Cisse from Ivory Coast in the Men’s -80 kg final by a spectacular 34-16 in a great match. The other title of the day was taken by Thailand, who reached the top of the podium for the first time in Taoyuan thanks to Panipak Wongpattanakit’s suffered victory over So-hui Kim from Korea in the Women’s -49 kg final. The Thai fighter had to wait until the sudden death period was over to become the champion, after the regular time finished with a tie to 7 points.
Day 2 – Report
Korea grabbed 2 more golds on Thursday to rocket to a total of 3 titles and keep the lead at Taoyuan 2018 Grand Prix. The other gold medal of the day was taken by Turkey, who clinched its first title in the event.
Tae-hun Kim added yet another title to his large collection of trophies after beating Jesus Tortosa from Spain by a close 10-8 in the Men’s -58 kg final, while his compatriot Da-bin Lee defeated no other than Bianca Walkden from Great Britain, one of the most dominant athletes in our sport, by a clear 22-6 in the Women’s +67 kg crucial fight to clinch the title.
The hero of the day for Turkey was Irem Yaman, who proved to be the best fighter in Women’s -57 after getting rid of Asemani from Belgium in the last combat of the draw by 3-1 in the sudden death period thanks to a body kick.
Day 2 – Final Podiums
Men’s -58 kg
1 – Republic of Korea Tae-Hun KIM
3 – Republic of Korea Jun JANG
3 – Russian Federation Mikhail ARTAMONOV
Women’s +67 kg
1 – Republic of Korea Da-Bin LEE
2 – Great Britain Bianca WALKDEN
3 – Turkey Nafia KUS
3 – People’s Republic of China Shuyin ZHENG
Women’s -57 kg
1 – Turkey Irem YAMAN
2 – Belgium Raheleh ASEMANI
3 – Latvia Inese TARVIDA
3 – People’s Republic of China Zongshi LUO
Day 1 – Report
The first day of action at Taoyuan 2018 Grand Prix wrapped up with Korea, Russia and USA as the first three nations to taste the event’s gold medals.
Korean Taekwondo superstar Dae-hoon Lee conquered his 10th Grand Prix title after struggling to beat Hosseini from Iran by 13-9 in the big final of the Men-s -68 kg draw; In Men’s +80 kg, Vladislav Larin from Russia left no chance for the rest of contestants to step on the top of the podium, defeating Anthony Obame from Gabon in a tough final battle by 6-1; In the only Women’s division to be played on Wednesday, Paige McPherson proved to be the strongest fighter in Women’s -67 kg after getting rid of Polina Khan from Russia by penalties accumulation after the sudden death period finished without points and the regular time with a 7-7 tie.
Silvers were won by Gabon, Russia and Iran, while bronzes went to Great Britain, China, Korea (2), Brazil and Chinese Taipei.
Day 1 – Final Podiums
Seniors M +80kg
1 – RUS Russian Federation Vladislav LARIN
2 – GAB Gabon Anthony Mylann OBAME
3 – GBR Great Britain Mahama CHO
3 – CHN People’s Republic of Chi Hongyi SUN
Seniors W -67kg
1 – USA United States of America Paige MC PHERSON
2 – RUS Russian Federation Polina KHAN
3 – KOR Republic of Korea Jan-Di KIM
3 – KOR Republic of Korea Hyeri OH
Seniors M -68kg
1 – KOR Republic of Korea Dae-Hoon LEE
2 – IRI Islamic Republic of Iran Mirhashem HOSSEINI
3 – BRA Brazil Edival PONTES
3 – TPE Chinese Taipei Yu-Jen HUANG

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