World Taekwondo Olympic Rankings – Top 16: August 2020
Jang (Korea), Lee (Korea), Khramtcov (Russia), Larin (Russia), Wongpattanakit (Thailand), Jones (Great Britain), Jelic (Croatia) and Walkden (Great Britain) keep leading the standings
Take a look at the current status of the eight Olympic rankings of World Taekwondo as of August 1st 2020. The same four male athletes and four female fighters that reigned in June have managed to retain their priveleged positions in front of the race to earn a ticket for the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games.
In Men’s -80 kg, Khramtcov (RUS) is followed by the double world champion Beigi Harchegani (AZE), who took back the second position after overtaking the reigning Olympic champion five months ago, Cheick Sallah Cisse (CIV), one of the Taekwondo stars sponsored by Daedo. 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 Isaev (Azerbaijan), with Issoufou (NIG) –Daedo athlete– ocuppying the 10th position of the class.
Another Daedo fighter, the Korean superstar Dae-hoon Lee, reigns once again on the highest position of the Men’s -68 kg category with almost 150 points ahead of their pursuer, world champion Bradly Sinden (GBR). In Men’s -58 kg, Jun Jang (Korea) took away the throne from his compatriot Tae-hun Kim (Korea Daedo Team) last October, now third after being overtaken by Vito Dell’aquila (Italy) and has managed to keep it once again. Jesus Tortosa (Spain –Daedo Team-) holds the 4th spot of the category.
Panipak Wongpattanakit from Thailand retains the 1st place in Women’s -49 kg with 440.53 points, almost 100 points ahead of Tijana Bogdanovic from Serbia, member of Team Daedo, who overtook Korean star Jae-young Sim to in July to take the second step of the podium. Double Olympic champion Jingyu Wu (China) remains in the top 10, holding the 7th position.
In Women’s -57 kg, double Olympic champion Jade Jones (GBR) remains untouchable as the solid leader, but is now followed closely by Hatice Ilgun from Turkey, with Lee (KOR) having to content with the 3rd spot. Double world champion Irem Yaman (Turkey). another Daedo athlete, and Kudashova from Russia hold the 4th and 5th places, with Skylar Park (Canada) moving to the 6th spot.
Matea Jelic from Croatia, who was the leader of the Women’s -67 kg division between March and April 2020, keeps the privilege after regaining the 1st position of the class in June. The former leader, Nur Tatar (Turkey), is now 3rd. Ruth Gbagbi from Ivory Coast holds now the 2nd position.
In Women’s +67 kg, no significant changes have affected the leaders of the race, with Walkden (GBR) and Zheng (CHN) mantaining their privileged spots and Mandic (Serbia, Team Daedo competitor) retaining her 3rd place.
The points awarded to each athlete take into consideration all the events held until the end of July 2020 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