Lee Ah-Reum secured South Korea a fifth gold medal at the 2017 World Taekwondo Championships today as action concluded here.
The 25-year-old beat Turkey’s Hatice Kubra Ilgun 7-5 in the women’s 57 kilograms final having earlier overcome double Olympic gold medallist Jade Jones of Great Britain 14-8 in the penultimate round.
Leading 6-2 after the second period, Lee held off a late fight back from Ilgun to cap off a memorable event for the host nation.
Jones had to settle for a bronze medal along with Sweden’s Nikita Glasnovic, who lost a one-sided semi-final against Ilgun 8-0.
The other women’s category in which medals were won today was the 62kg as Rio 2016 bronze medallist Ruth Gbagbi of Ivory Coast registered a convincing 19-9 victory over Iran’s Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin in the final.
Gbagbi reached the final after opponent Kim So-Hee of South Korea was forced to withdraw from their encounter due to a knee injury incurred when trailing 5-0 midway through the first period.
Alizadeh Zenoorin, who became Iran’s first female athlete to win an Olympic medal with bronze at Rio 2016, beat Russia’s Tatiana Kuzmina 9-6 in the other semi-final.
In the men’s 63kg category, Rio 2016 gold medallist Zhao Shuai of China seized the title with an 11-5 victory over Iran’s Mirhashem Hosseini.
It followed an exhausting battle with Britain’s Bradly Sinden in their semi-final, which he eventually won 43-29.
The second last-four contest saw Hosseini overcome Azerbaijan’s Mahammad Mammadov 6-5.
The final bout of the World Championships pitted Azerbaijan’s Milad Beigi Harchegani against Russia’s Anton Kotkov with the former comfortably triumphing 21-3.
Beigi Harchegani, a Rio 2016 bronze medallist, also produced a dominant performance in his semi-final encounter with Moldova’s Aaron Cook to win 41-5.
Kotkov beat Britain’s Damon Sansum 12-10 by golden point in the first semi-final.
It followed a 10-10 draw in regulation time.
As well as their five gold medals, South Korea also won one silver and four bronzes.
Turkey finished second in the standings with two golds and one silver, while Serbia were third with two golds.
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