China and Korea dominate second day of Muju Taekwondowon 2022 World Taekwondo Grand Prix Challenge

MUJU, Korea – The second day of action at the inaugural edition of the Muju Taekwondowon 2022 World Taekwondo Grand Prix Challenge brought more world class Taekwondo action with athletes from China and Korea dominating the podium.

Today’s competition in the newly built Taekwondowon complex saw athletes competing across three weight categories: M-58kg, W-67kg and M+80kg. 

In the men’s -58kg, Korea’s Tae‐joon Park beat Thanakrit Yodrak of Thailand 2-1 in the final to claim gold. In the bronze medal match, Young-hwan Kim of Korea put in a dominant display, beating China’s Yupeng Li 2-0 to claim bronze.

In the women’s -67kg, Zeqi Zhou of China continued her dominance in the competition, overcoming Min‐ju Kwak of Korea 2-0 to clinch gold. Meanwhile, China would also take bronze, after Junhong Liu beat Thailand’s Sasikarn Tongchan 2-0 in the bronze medal match.

Meanwhile, in the men’s +80kg, Yeon ho Kang and Minseo Kim both advanced through their semi-final contests to set up an all-Korean final. In a very close contest, Yeon ho Kang overcame Minseo Kim 1-0 to take home gold. In the bronze medal match, China’s Yaoxi Wang would go on to win bronze after beating Korea’s Hyeon-min Jun 2-1.

Muju Taekwondowon 2022 World Taekwondo Grand Prix Challenge action is set to continue tomorrow on June 12 for the final day of competition in the women’s -49kg and +67kg categories and men’s -80kg category. 

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