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World Taekwondo Olympic Rankings – Top 16: September 2019

World Taekwondo Olympic Rankings – Top 16: September 2019

Kim, Lee, Khramtcov, Larin, Wongpattanakit, Jones, Tatar and Walkden manage to hold their privileged places on top of the 8 weight categories

Take a look at the current status of the eight Olympic rankings of World Taekwondo as of September 1st 2019. The same four female athletes and four male 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 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) and In (KOR) have a new colleague in the top 3, as Cho (GBR) has been overtaken by Issoufou (NIG) –Daedo athlete– in the latest update after 2 months in the 3rd place of the division.

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 15 points and almost 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 Shuai Zhao (CHina) -who relegated Ahmad Abughaush (Jordan) to the 4th position- do the same in M-68 kg.

Panipak Wongpattanakit from Thailand retains the 1st place in Women’s -49 kg with 568.25 points, more than 150 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, 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. The Chinese fighter has managed to advance the Korean, 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 August 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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