The second and final day of the two-day event, a rehearsal for the taekwondo competition of the London Olympic Games, featured the women’s +67kg and the men’s -80kg categories.
In the men’s -80kg division, Great Britain’s Aaron Cook earned his country the gold medal as his final-round opponent, Azerbaijan’s Ramin Azizov gave up fighting because of his leg injury.
Cook advanced to the final match as he brushed aside a stiff challenge from Spain’s Nicolas Garcia for a 10-11 sudden-death win in a semifinal match. Azizov reached the final match as he beat Korea’s Sang-bin Lee 15-9 in a semifinal match.
The bronze went to Germany’s Alberto Celestrin and Iran’s Yousef Karami.
In the women’s +67kg category, France’s Gwladys Epangue required a sudden-death round to clinch the gold medal over Russia’s Anastasia Baryshnikova 3-4. The French reached the final match as she outpointed Korea’s Sae-bom An 3-2 in a semifinal match.
Korea’s Hye-mi Park outpointed France’s Maeva Mellier 4-3 to grab the bronze medal in the same division. The other bronze medal went to Italy’s Federica del Coco as her bronze-medal opponent, Korea’s Sae-bom An, gave up her fighting at the beginning of the third round because of her knee injury. The Korean was ahead 3-1.
WTF Press Release.