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24th WMC Taekwondo – Rio de Janeiro (BRA) - Day 5



RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA) – The last day of competition of the 24th WMC Taekwondo took place yesterday in Rio de Janeiro. The Chinese performances were once again very impressive with two new gold medals. The Chinese Chen Wanxia grabbed the gold medal of the women’s -53kg events after defeating the Brazilian Leonor Dias, while Roxana Nothraft (GER) and Erica Nicoli (ITA) both took bronze.



In the female -57kg, Zhan Tianrui (CHN) brought a new title to the Chinese delegation collection after a final victory against Anisiia Chelokhsaeva (RUS). The German Anna-Lena Fromming was ranked third.



In the male -63kg event, Simone Crescenzi won the first gold medal of the Italian delegation by beating the Chinese Wang Hairui in the gold medal game of the event. Hamad Al-Mabrouk, from Saudi Arabia and Hadi Valipour, from Iran, stood on the third step of the podium.



Finally, the Moroccan Khalid Daoudi grabbed the title in the men’s -74kg category ahead of Nikita Kriveichenko (RUS) while Temuujin Purejav (MGL) and Charlles Goltara (BRA) are sharing the bronze medal.




The following special Awards were also distributed yesterday:


  • Best Female Teams

  1. China
  2. Brazil
  3. Canada


  • Best Male Teams

  1. Iran
  2. Russia
  3. China



  • Best Female Player - Chen Wanxia (CHN)
  • Best Male Player - Hamid Reza Sadri (IRI)
  • Best Referee - Zhu Linfang (CHN)
  • Best Coach - Mohammadreza Zavar (IRI)



Thank you Brazil and see you tomorrow for the Closing Ceremony of the event!

All the competitions were available in livestreaming on the CISM  PAGE.



 All the pictures of the event are available on the CISM FLICKR ACCOUNT! 


(Source: CISM Media and Communication Department)

(Pictures: Mr. Eddy Kellens, CISM Photographer)