Korea, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, AIN win gold on day 2 of the Open Qualification Tournament for the Wuxi 2023



WUXI, China (Dec 14, 2023) - Korea, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and an Individual Neutral Athlete (AIN) won golds on the second day of the Open Qualification Tournament for the Wuxi 2023 World Taekwondo Grand Slam Champions Series.


In the W+67kg, AIN Polina Khan beat Fatima-ezzahra Aboufaras of Morocco in a closely fought 2:1 final. Bronze was won by Lei Xu of China.


Korea’s Yu-jin Kim faced Chaima Toumi from Tunisia in the W-57kg final. Kim won the final 2:0 to take gold. Tian rui Zhan of China secured the bronze.


Gashim Magomedov of Azerbaijan beat Korea’s Huichan Yang 2:1 in the final of the M-58kg while Abolfazl Zandi from Iran won bronze.


The last final of the day was the M-80kg, and saw Uzbekistan’s Jasurbek Jaysunov win gold as he beat AIN Maksim Khramtcov 2:1. Shukhrat Salaev of Uzbekistan won bronze.


All medallists along with the next top five finishing athletes from each weight category have qualified for the Grand Slam Champions Series on 16-17 December. They will be joined in each weight category by the top three athletes among the pre-registration list and one recommended athlete by the host country.