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.