Azerbaijan / masTKD.com / 2011/07/04

WTF World Qualification Tournament concludes in resounding success

After four days of dynamic and fair competitions, the WTF World Qualification Tournament for the 2012 London Olympic Games wrapped up in a great success in Baku, Azerbaijan on July 3, 2011.


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A total of 15 countries took at least one ticket to the taekwondo competition of the 2012 London Olympic Games through the just-ended WTF World Qualification Tournament.

Through the World Qualification Tournament, which took place at the Sarhadchi Sport Olympic Center, Korea grabbed four tickets for the taekwondo competition of the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Six countries – host Azerbaijan, Iran, Russia, China, Croatia and Chinese Taipei – won two berths each for the 2012 Olympic Games, while eight countries – Thailand, the Dominican Republic, Sweden, Turkey, Brazil, France, Italy and Greece – took one spot to the London Olympic Games.

 

 

In the men’s +80kg final match, Korea’s Dong-Min Cha defeated Russia’s Gadzhi Umarov 6-1 for the gold medal, thus giving his country a fourth ticket to the taekwondo competition at the London Olympic Games.

In the men’s +80kg bronze-medal match, Greece’s Alexandros Nikolaidis needed a fourth sudden-death round to brush aside a stiff challenge from China’s Xiaobo Liu for the gold medal. The Greek gave his country a ticket to the London Olympic Games.

 

 

In the women’s -57kg final match, Chinese Taipei’s Pei-Hua Tseng beat China’s Yuzhuo Hou 3-0 to earn her country a gold medal and another ticket to the taekwondo competition of the 2012 London Olympic Games.

In the women’s -57kg bronze-medal contest, Croatia’s Ana Zaninovic brushed aside a stiff challenge from Japan’s Mayu Hamada and needed a fourth sudden-death round to won the match and a berth to the taekwondo competition of the 2012 London Olympic Games.

 

 

Photos: day 4

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Source: Press WTF





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