World Taekwondo Olympic Rankings – Top 16: May 2020
Jang (Korea), Lee (Korea), Khramtcov (Russia), Larin (Russia), Wongpattanakit (Thailand), Jones (Great Britain), Jelic (Croatia) and Walkden (Great Britain) keep leading the 8 divisions
Take a look at the current status of the eight Olympic rankings of World Taekwondo as of May 1st 2020. The same four male athletes and three out of the four female fighters that reigned in April 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 three 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 Bachmann (Germany), who overtook Issoufou (NIG) –Daedo athlete, currently on the 6th position– three monts ago, are the competitors who set the standard of the class at the moment.
Another Daedo fighter, the Korean superstar Dae-hoon Lee, reigns once again on the highest position of the Men’s -68 kg category with more than 100 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 and has managed to keep it once again. Jesus Tortosa (Spain –Daedo Team-) lost the 3rd position because of Vito Dell’aquila’s (Italy) irruption in the podium of the division in January and retains the 4th spot of the category.
Panipak Wongpattanakit from Thailand retains the 1st place in Women’s -49 kg with 499.04 points, almost 100 points ahead of Korean star Jae-young Sim and a bit more than 130 points more than Tijana Bogdanovic from Serbia, member of Team Daedo, who has regained the 3rd spot which was occupied by Rukiye Yildirim from Turkey in March, now fourth. 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
Lee (KOR), who overtook Hatice Ilgun from Turkey in March. Double world champion Irem Yaman (Turkey). another Daedo athlete, and Kudashova from Russia hold the 4th and 5th places.
Matea Jelic from Croatia was the leader of the Women’s -67 kg division between March and April 2020, but the the crown of the class has been regained by Nur Tatar (Turkey), who has jumped from the 3rd to the 1st position of the standings. Ruth Gbagbi from Ivory Coast holds now the 3rd position, with Jelic having to content with the 2nd spot.
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 April 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