World Taekwondo Olympic Rankings – Top 16: August 2019
Kim, Lee, Khramtcov, Larin, Wongpattanakit, Jones, Tatar and Walkden retain their privileged spots on top of the 8 weight categories
Take a look at the current status of the eight Olympic rankings of World Taekwondo as of August 1st 2019. The same four female athletes and four male fighters that set the standard in July have managed to retain their priveleged positions in front of the race to earn a ticket for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
In Men’s -80 kg, Khramtcov (RUS) is followed by the reigning Olympic champion, Cheick Sallah Cisse (CIV), one of the Taekwondo stars sponsored by Daedo, who overcame the double world champion Beigi Harchegani (AZE) in July to recover the 2nd place. The three of them keep standing out as the kings of the division, while in the Men’s heaviest class, Men’s +80 kg, Larin (RUS), In (KOR) and Cho (GBR) left no chance for the rest of contestants to earn a spot in the top 3. Issoufou (NIG) –Daedo athlete– stays in the 4th position after Cho’s ability to mantain his great level in the last 2 months.
Two more Daedo fighters, the Korean superstars Tae-hun Kim and Dae-hoon Lee, reign once again on the highest position of the Men’s -58 and -68 kg categories with over a 50 points and more than 200 points ahead of their pursuers respectively. Jun Jang (Korea) and Jesus Tortosa (Spain –Daedo Team-) complete the top 3 of the Men’s -58 kg standings, while Bradly Sinden (GBR) and Ahmad Abughaush (Jordan) do the same in M-68 kg.
Panipak Wongpattanakit from Thailand retains the 1st place in Women’s -49 kg with 614.26 points, more than 150 points ahead of Korean star So-hui Kim and a bit over 300 points more than Tijana Bogdanovic from Serbia, member of Team Daedo, who holds the 5th spot.
In Women’s -57 kg, double Olympic champion Jade Jones (GBR) remains untouchable as the solid leader, followed by Lee (KOR), who keeps her place in the top 2. Double world champion Irem Yaman, another Daedo athlete, confirms her spot in the podium of the division.
Nur Tatar’s silver in Manchester gave the Turkish star the first place in the Women’s -67 kg ranking last June and she hasn’t allowed neither Oh (Korea) nor Zhang (China) to overcome her as the queen of the category since then.
In Women’s +67 kg, no significant changes have affected the leaders of the race, with Walkden (GBR), Zheng (CHN) mantaining their privileged spots and Mandic (Serbia, Team Daedo competitor) moving down from the 5th to the 6th place in favour of Nafia Kus (TUR).
The points awarded to each athlete take into consideration all the events held until the end of July 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