South Korea Atop Medal Standings at World Taekwondo Grand Slam
December 20, 2019
South Korea won the last two events at the World Taekwondo Grand Slam Champions Series in Wuxi today, clinching top spot in the medal standings. Bae Jun-seo beat fellow South Korean Lee Min-yeong 2-1 in the men’s under-58 kilograms final, while Lee Da-bin defeated Great Britain’s Bianca Walkden by the same scoreline in the women’s over-67kg final. Victory for the two reigning world champions means South Korea conclude the three days of competition at the Wuxi Taihu International Expo Centre on a total of four gold medals. The other four won were split between China, Croatia, Russia and Thailand. In the men’s under-58kg bronze-medal contest, China’s Liang Yushuai overcame South Korea’s Jung Chan-ho 3-1. Also going the way of China was the women’s over-67kg bronze medal, after Zheng Shuyin claimed a 2-1 win over the United States’ Madelynn Gorman-Shore. The 2019 edition was the third staging of the World Taekwondo Grand Slam Champions Series. The event first took place in 2017 and has been held in Wuxi every year.