Sharm El Sheikh-Egypt, April 06, 2012: Korea Wins 3 Golds on 2nd Day of Competition at World Junior Championships; Germany Grabs 1st Ever Gold at World Junior Championships Korea clinched three gold medals on the second day of the 9th World Junior Taekwondo Championships at the Sharm El Sheikh Covered Hall in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt on April 5, 2012.
Women -63kg Medal Award Ceremony
Germany won one gold medal, which was the country’s first gold medal ever at the WTF World Junior Taekwondo Championships. Iran, Turkey, Greece and Thailand grabbed one bronze medal each.
In the men’s -51kg division, Korea’s Dae-young Kim required a fourth sudden-death round to grab the gold medal. The silver went to Iran’s Mohammad Kazemi Foushazdeh. Guatemala’s Francisco Jose Palacios Matias and Thailand’s Suttisak Janthong earned their respective country a bronze medal in the same weight division.
In the men’s -73kg category, Korea’s Jong-hun Won brushed aside a stiff challenge from Greece’s Apostolos Telikostoglou to won the final match 9-8 for the gold medal. The bronze went to Canada’s Erik Pec Gibski and Romania’s Zsolt Feher in the same weight division.
In the women’s -46kg division, Korea’s Min-ji Im easily beat her final match opponent, Thailand’s Apitchaya Chaikaew, 10-2 to clinch the gold medal. The United States’ Giuliana Gil and Croatia’s Mateja Kunovic shared the bronze medal.
In the women’s -63kg category, Germany’s Schneider Yanna outpointed her final match opponent, Turkey’s Durdane Altunel 4-3 to earn her country the gold medal. The bronze went to the Czech Republic’s Schindlerova Tereza and Mexico’s Melissa Oviedo Cardenas.
Iran, Russia Clinch 1 Gold, 1 Bronze Each on 3rd Day of Competition at World Junior Taekwondo Championships
Iran and Russia clinched one gold medal and one bronze medal each on the third day of competition at the 9th World Junior Taekwondo Championships at the Sharm El Sheikh Covered Hall in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt on April 6, 2012.
Men’s -78kg Medal Award Ceremony
Azerbaijan and Korea won one gold medal each, while France, Germany, the United States and the Netherlands grabbed one silver medal each.
In the men’s -55kg category, Korea’s Yeong-seok Kim easily beat France’s Dylan Chellamootoo in the final match 13-2 to grab the gold medal. The bronze went to Italy’s Marcello Porcaro and Poland’s Karol Robak.
In the men’s -78kg division, Iran’s Pouria Erfaniandaneshvar beat Germany’s Karamangiolis Nikos 8-5 in the final match to earn his country the gold medal. Russia’s Aslan Dzagoev and Serbia’s Bojan Stefanovski shared the bronze medal in the category.
In the women’s -49kg category, Russia’s Anastasia Pankina managed to earn one point in the final seconds of the final match to earn her country the gold medal. The United States’ Cheyenne Lewis had to settle for the silver medal. Iran’s Atousa Zahrabiparvaresh and Cyprus’ Irene Pasiouli took home one bronze medal in the division each.
In the women’s -68kg division, Azerbaijan’s Farida Azizova brushed aside a stiff challenge from the Netherlands’ Aylin Akdeniz to win the final match 4-3 for the gold medal. Azizova is the only athlete competing at the ongoing World Junior Taekwondo Championships, who will compete in the taekwondo competition at the 2012 London Olympic Games. The bronze in the category went to Mexico’s Jacqueline Rose Galloway and Thailand’s Kanjana Sukeewas.