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The 2017 World Taekwondo Grand Prix Series was effectively launched yesterday (22/09) in the capital city of Morocco, Rabat.

 

The Complexe Sportif Prince Moulay Abdellah welcomed totally 221 athletes and 48 international referees, representing 55 countries.

 

With the completion of the competition day one, the WTE athletes achieved the impressive of seven (7) medals out of 12.

 

The GBR climbed two (2) times on the first place on the winners’ podium. The double World Champion Bianca Walkden faced the Olympic and World Champion Milica Mandic of Serbia in the final in the +67kg category and thus gold and silver medals were accomplished respectively.

 

In the male category -80kg, Mahama Cho representing GBR won the gold medal after the final match against the silver medallist of the event, Roman Kuznetsov (RUS). In the same weight category, Ivan Trajkovic of Slovenia won the bronze medal.

 

Turkey took over the -67kg female category of the three-day event since, 2017 Muju World Champion Nur Tatar and the 2015 Chelyabinsk World Champion Irem Yaman won the gold and bronze medals one-to-one.

 

Source: World Taekwondo 

 

 

 

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