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World Taekwondo Olympic Rankings – Top 16: October 2019

World Taekwondo Olympic Rankings – Top 16: October 2019

Lee, Khramtcov, Larin, Wongpattanakit, Jones, Tatar and Walkden keep reigning as Jun Jang overtakes Tae-hun Kim in M-58

Take a look at the current status of the eight Olympic rankings of World Taekwondo as of October 1st 2019. The same four female athletes and three out of 4male fighters that reigned in August 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 double world champion Beigi Harchegani (AZE), who took back the second position after overtaking the reigning Olympic champion, 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 Issoufou (NIG) –Daedo athlete– have all managed to keep their privileged spots in 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 200 points ahead of their pursuer, world champion Bradly Sinden (GBR). In Men’s -58 kg, Jun Jang (Korea) has taken away the throne from his compatriot Tae-hun Kim (KOR), who holds now the second position. Jesus Tortosa (Spain –Daedo Team-) completes the top 3 of the Men’s -58 kg standings.

Panipak Wongpattanakit from Thailand retains the 1st place in Women’s -49 kg with 599.75 points, more than 190 points ahead of Korean star Jae-young Sim and a bit over 300 points more than Tijana Bogdanovic from Serbia, member of Team Daedo, who holds the 6th 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, has been overtaken by Kudashova from Russia, who holds the third place in the standings now.

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. The Chinese fighter managed to advance the Korean in September, though.

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) holding the 6th place.

The points awarded to each athlete take into consideration all the events held until the end of September 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

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