World Taekwondo Championship in Baku ends, temporary flag presented to China - PHOTOLENT

World Taekwondo Championship in Baku ends, temporary flag presented to China - PHOTOLENT
# 04 June 2023 20:46 (UTC +04:00)

The World Taekwondo Championship held in Baku has ended, Apasport.az reports.

The winners of two weight classes were determined on the final day of the competition.

Nahid Kiyanichande (Iran) won the title of world champion in 53 kg among female taekwondo fighters. Ju Zio (China) won the silver medal, Shad Sami Elhossein (Egypt) and Tatiana Minina (World Taekwondo) won the bronze.

Sheikh Sallah Cisse (Ivory Coast) has become the strongest male taekwondo fighter in the +87 kg category. In the final, he defeated Carlos Sansores of Mexico. Emre Atesli (Türkiye) and Pasco Bozic (Croatia) took 3rd place.

Among the Azerbaijani taekwondo fighters, Hamidrza Badrialiabadi (+87 kg) was defeated in the 1/4 final, while Samarrukh Osmanova (53 kg) was defeated in the 1/16 final.

Thus, 16 medal sets were won at the World Cup, which began on May 29 and drew 949 athletes from 145 countries. Athletes who won gold medals in the competition Thus, 16 medal sets were won at the World Cup, which began on May 29 and drew 949 athletes from 145 countries. Athletes who won gold medals in the competition coincides with World Taekwondo's 50th anniversary and National Leader Heydar Aliyev's 100th anniversary gained 140 rating points.

The first "five" in the team account of male taekwondo athletes were South Korea, Croatia, Türkiye, Italy, and Ivory Coast. In women's fighting, Türkiye, France, Croatia, Hungary, and Iran stood out. The World Taekwondo honored the Azerbaijani national team in the category of "Best warrior spirit."

At the end of the World Cup, Nagi Safarov, vice-president of the Azerbaijan Taekwondo Federation, handed over the temporary flag of the world championship to an official from the China Taekwondo Federation, who will host the next competition.

Notably, following Russia, Azerbaijan hosted the global championship for the second time among the CIS countries. Azerbaijan country has gone down in history as the seventh European country to host the World Championship, following Germany, Denmark, Spain, Greece, Russia, and the United Kingdom.

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