Thailand claimed two of the five gold medals on offer as action begun today at the World Cadet Taekwondo Championships at Universal Sports Palace in Uzbekistan’s capital Tashkent.
Waranya Talatngoen beat South Korea’s Sin Su-In 29-13 in the women’s under-29 kilograms final, while Natkamon Wassana defeated Russia’s Viktoriya Eremina 27-9 in the women’s under-33kg gold medal match.
The women’s under-29kg bronze medallists were the United States' Ashley Choi and Turkey’s Hayrunnisa Gürbüz.
Rounding out the women’s under-33kg podium were the Philippines' Tachiana Kezhia Mangin and Kazakhstan’s Aidana Sundetbay.
Today’s other winner in women’s competition was Iran’s Mobina Nematzadeh, who overcame South Korea’s Kim Gahyeon 24-4 in the under-51kg final.
Andorra’s Ezoe Alberola and Russia’s Nutsa Gelashvili won the bronze medals.
In the men’s under-65kg final, Russia’s Andrei Zagorulko beat Chinese Taipei’s Chang Jui-En 17-11.
The bronze medals went to South Korea’s Kim Chanyoung and French Polynesia’s Ariihei Lehartel.
Completing today’s list of champions was Mexico’s Juan Carlos Martinez Ayala after he defeated Russia’s Ivan Skudrit 21-11 in the men’s over-65kg final.
Joining the two players on the podium were Egypt’s Mohamed Mohamed Hassan Ali and Iran’s Mohammad Mahdi Taherkhani.