|▲ © Moscow 2018 GP action (WTU)
By Pau Aguilar of Spain
Mocow 2018 World Taekwondo Grand Prix
10-12 August 2018, Moscow, Russia, G-4 category event
Round by round results: Day 1 / Day 2 / Day 3
Days 2 and 3 – Report
Korea finished on top of the medal count at Moscow 2018 Grand Prix after managing to win 1 gold medal each competition day to make a total of 3 and reign over the second most succesful country, Russia, who reached a total of 2 titles in the event.
So-hui Kim was the Korean athlete to taste glory on Sunday after defeating Tomic from Croatia in the big final of the Women’s -49 kg draw by a clear 29-15, while Jun Jang was the Korean hero on Saturday after becoming the Men’s -58 kg champion thanks to its victory over Hadipour from Iran by withdrawal in the crucial fight of the draw.
On the other hand, the second Russian athlete to step on the top of the podium in Moscow last weekend was Maksim Khramtcov, who proved to be the strongest competitor in the Men’s -80 kg division after getting rid of Elsharabaty from Jordan by a comfortable 29-11 score.
The rest of medallists can be found on the information below, while the complete results of the event are available above this report!
Day 3 – Final Podiums
Category: Seniors Women -49 – Competitors: 27
1st Gold So-hui KIM KOREA NATIONAL TEAM KOR
2nd Silver Kristina TOMIC CROATIA NATIONAL TEAM CRO
3rd Bronze Jae-young SIM KOREA NATIONAL TEAM KOR
3rd Bronze Zeliha AGRIS TURKEY NATIONAL TEAM TUR
Category: Seniors Men -80 – Competitors: 31
1st Gold Maksim KHRAMTCOV RUSSIAN NATIONAL TEAM RUS
2nd Silver Saleh ELSHARABATY JORDAN NATIONAL TEAM JOR
3rd Bronze Toni KANAET CROATIA NATIONAL TEAM CRO
3rd Bronze Maksim RAFALOVICH UZBEKISTAN NATIONAL TEAM UZB
Day 2 – Final Podiums
Category: Seniors Women -57 – Competitors: 31
1st Gold Irem YAMAN TURKEY NATIONAL TEAM TUR
2nd Silver Bruna VULETIC CROATIA NATIONAL TEAM CRO
3rd Bronze Tatiana KUDASHOVA RUSSIAN NATIONAL TEAM
3rd Bronze Hatice kubra ILGUN TURKEY NATIONAL TEAM
Category: Seniors Women +67 – Competitors: 22
1st Gold Aleksandra KOWALCZUK POLAND NATIONAL TEAM
2nd Silver Nafia KUS TURKEY NATIONAL TEAM TUR
3rd Bronze Shuyin ZHENG CHINA NATIONAL TEAM CHN
3rd Bronze Milica MANDIC SERBIAN NATIONAL TEAM
Category: Seniors Men -58 – Competitors: 31
1st Gold Jun JANG KOREA NATIONAL TEAM KOR
2nd Silver Armin HADIPOUR SEIGHALANI IRAN IRI
3rd Bronze Vito DELL’AQUILA ITALY NATIONAL TEAM ITA
3rd Bronze Andrei KANAEV RUSSIAN NATIONAL TEAM RUS
Day 1 – Report
Croatia, Korea and Russia were the countries to step on top of the podium at the Moscow 2018 Grand Prix, which kicked off on Friday in the Russian capital with 3 categories in competition.
In Women’s -67 kg, Matea Jelic from Croatia proved to be the strongest fighter after defating Lauren Williams from Great Britain in the final round of the draw by a close 20-17. Alexey Denisenko gave the local spectators their first big joy of the event after he beat Bradley Sinden from Great Britain by 22-13 to become the Men’s -68 kg champion. The other title of the day was taken by Kyo-don In, who dominated the Men’s +80 kg division after getting rid of Trajkovic from Slovenia by a clear 13-5.
The rest of medallists can be found on the information below, while the complete results of the event so far are available above this report!
Day 1 – Final Podiums
Category: Seniors Women -67 – Competitors: 29
1st Gold Matea JELIC CROATIA NATIONAL TEAM CRO
2nd Silver Lauren WILLIAMS GREAT BRITAIN NATIONAL TEAM GBR
3rd Bronze Hyeri OH KOREA NATIONAL TEAM KOR
3rd Bronze Julyana AL-SADEQ JORDAN NATIONAL TEAM JOR
Category: Seniors Men -68 – Competitors: 24
1st Gold Alexey DENISENKO RUSSIAN NATIONAL TEAM RUS
2nd Silver Bradly SINDEN GREAT BRITAIN NATIONAL TEAM GBR
3rd Bronze Edival PONTES BRAZIL NATIONAL TEAM BRA
3rd Bronze Abolfazl YAGHOUBIJOUYBARI IRAN NATIONAL TEAM IRI
Category: Seniors Men +80 – Competitors: 24
1st Gold Kyo-don IN KOREA NATIONAL TEAM KOR
2nd Silver Ivan konrad TRAJKOVIC SLOVENIAN NATIONAL TEAM SLO
3rd Bronze Anthony mylann OBAME GABON NATIONAL TEAM GAB
3rd Bronze Oleg KUZNETCOV RUSSIAN NATIONAL TEAM RUS.
8월기준올림픽랭킹 2위김소희는로마그랑프리에이어이번대회우승으로그랑프리통산네번째우승과함께랭킹포인트 40점을챙겼고, 2020 도쿄올림픽자동출전권을향한발걸음을재촉했다.
12일(현지시각), 러시아모스크바시에스카농구장(USK CSKA Basketball Arena)서‘모스크바 2018 월드태권도그랑프리(Moscow 2018 World Taekwondo Grand Prix)’ 3일간의일정이막을내렸다.
16강전서는로마그랑프리결승전서누른바있는브라질의탈리스카레이스(Talisca REIS)를상대로 3회전몸통과머리득점을쏟아내며 12대 2로승리했다.
이어 8강전서는러시아의빅토리아바쉬키로바(Victoriya BASHKIROVA)를상대로 1회전에만몸통과머리포함 16점을쏟아내며쉽게승부를풀어내 28대 7로점수차승을거두고준결승진출했다.
준결승서는심재영(고양시청)을맞아 18대 12로승리하고결승전에올랐다.
결승전상대는지난해무주세계선수권여자–49kg급서 3위에오른바있는크로아티아의크리스티나토미치(Kristina TOMIC).
1회전서오른발몸통공격으로선취점을얻어낸김소희는추가몸통득점을쌓으며 6대 0으로앞서나갔다.
이어 2회전서는특유의접근전왼발머리내려차기공격을성공시키며점수차를벌려 19대 2로승부의쐐기를박았다.
3회전서크리스티나토미치가막판추격을시도했지만김소희는꾸준히몸통득점과감점을뽑아내며최종스코어 29대 15로우승을확정 지었다.
덧붙여“도쿄올림픽자동출전권을따기위해고비도있을것이고, 밑에서올라오는후배들도있지만나역시치열하게준비할것이다”라며올림픽 2연패에대한강한의지를드러냈다.
남자–80kg급서는러시아의막심크람소프(Maksim KHRAMTCOV)가결승전서요르단의살레흐엘샤라바티(Saleh ELSHARABATY)를 29대 11로누르고금메달을목에걸었다.
이체급에출전한김훈(삼성에스원)은 8강전서크로아티아의토니카나엣(Toni KANAET)에게 4대 14로패했다.
대회마지막날김소희가금메달, 심재영이동메달을추가하면서한국은이번대회서금 3, 동 2개를획득했다.
다음그랑프리는오는 9월 19일부터 3일간대만타오위안에서열린다.