World Taekwondo Olympic Rankings: May 2019 – Top 16
Wongpattanakit, Jones, Oh, Walkden, Kim, Lee, Khramtcov and Larin are still in front of the race to Tokyo 2020
Take a look at the current status of the eight Olympic rankings of World Taekwondo as of May 1st 2019. The same four male athletes and four female fighters that led the standings in April are still in front of the race to earn a ticket for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Panipak Wongpattanakit from Thailand retains the 1st place in Women’s -49 kg with 534.57 points, almost 70 points ahead of Korean star So-hui Kim and with more than 200 points than Tijana Bogdanovic from Serbia, member of Team Daedo.
In Women’s -57 kg, double Olympic champion Jade Jones (GBR) remains as the leader, followed by Lee (KOR) and Ilgun (TUR), who keep their place in the top 3. Less than 30 points away from Ilgun, Irem Yaman, another Daedo athlete, aims to replace her compatriot in the podium.
Ruth Gbagbi from Ivory Coast is the main fighter in the Women’s -67 kg update after overtaking Lauren Williams (GBR) for the third position in then ranking thanks to the points won in April. Hyeri Oh (KOR) is still the queen of the class, with Nur Tatar (TUR) also keeping the second place.
In Women’s +67 kg, no significant changes have affected the leaders of the race, with Walkden (GBR), Zheng (CHN) and Mandic (Serbia, Team Daedo competitor) mantaining their privileged spots.
Two more Daedo fighters, the Korean superstars Tae-hun Kim and Dae-hoon Lee, top the Men’s -58 and -68 kg categories with over a 100 points ahead of their pursuers.
In Men’s -80 kg, Khramtcov (RUS) and Cisse (CIV), another Taekwondo top class player sponsored by Daedo, keep standing out as the kings of the division, while in the heaviest class, the Men’s +80 kg one, Larin (RUS), In (KOR) and Issoufou (NIG) –Daedo athlete– left no chance for the rest of contestants to earn a spot in the top 3.
The points awarded to each athlete take into consideration all the events held until the end of April 2019 on the World Taekwondo official calendar.
Women’s -49 kg
Women’s -57 kg
Women’s -67 kg
Women’s +67 kg
Men’s -58 kg
Men’s -68 kg
Men’s -80 kg
Men’s +80 kg