TAEKWONDO: Korea tops medal count at Moscow Grand Prix

It was a good weekend for Korea’s top-seeded and no. 1-ranked So-Hui Kim at -49 kg, but no other top seed won at the Moscow Grand Prix, the second of the season.

Kim’s win was one of three – among eight weight classes in the event – with Jun Jang winning in the men’s -58 kg class and Kyo-Don In taking the honors at +80 kg. The Korean squad won six medals in all, with Russia scoring five (two wins) and Croatia earning four.

Prize money was awarded, with $5,000 for the winner, $3,000 for second and $1,000 to each of the third-placers. Summaries:

World Taekwondo Grand Prix
Moscow (RUS) ~ 10-12 August 2018
(Full results here)

-58 kg: 1. Jun Jang (KOR); 2. Armin Hadipour Seighalani (IRI); 3. Vito Dell’Aquila (ITA) and Andrei Kanaev (RUS).
-68 kg: 1. Alexey Denisenko (RUS); 2. Bradly Sinden (GBR); 3. Edival Pontes (BRA) and Abolfazi Yaghoubijouybari (IRI).
-80 kg: 1. Maksim Khramtcov (RUS); 2. Saleh El Sharabaty (JOR); 3. Toni Kanaet (CRO) and Maksim Rafalovich (UZB).
+80 kg: 1. Kyo-Don In (KOR); 2. Ivan Trajkovic (SLO); 3. Anthony Obame (GAB) and Oleg Kuznetcov (RUS).

-49 kg: 1. So-Hui Kim (KOR); 2. Kristina Tomic (CRO); 3. Jae-Young Sim (KOR) and Zeliha Agris (TUR).
-57 kg: 1. Irem Yaman (TUR); 2. Bruna Vuletic (CRO); 3. Tatiana Kudashova (RUS) and Hatice Ilgun (TUR).
-67 kg: 1. Matea Jelic (CRO); 2. Lauren Williams (GBR); 3. Hyeri Oh (KOR) and Julyana El-Sadeq (JOR).
+67 kg: 1. Aleksandra Kowalczuk (POL); 2. Nafia Kus (TUR); 3. Shuyin Zheng (CHN) and Milica Mandic (SRB).