The third and closing day of the Manchester 2022 World Taekwondo Grand Prix noticed Lorena Brandl make amends for her +67kg closing defeat on the European Championships.
The German avenged her defeat on dwelling soil in Munich to Britain’s Bianca Cook dinner within the quarter-finals earlier than defeating Poland’s Aleksandra Kowalczuk.
Within the closing, Brandl wanted all three rounds to greatest France’s Althea Laurin with the 25-year-old visibly beaming because the seconds counted down after a tremendous hook kick took her right into a 5-2 lead.
Laurin wanted a headshot which did not come, and Brandl secured the title.
Xu Lei of China and Kowalczuk each received bronze.
Manchester 2022 World Taekwondo Grand Prix – Ladies’s +67kg Outcomes
1 Lorena Brandl, Germany
2 Althea Laurin, France
3= Xu Lei, China
3= Aleksandra Kowalczuk, Poland
Search engine optimization Geon-Woo beats Simone Alessio to gold
Search engine optimization Geon-Woo wasn’t messing round within the males’s -80kg closing, scoring some extent initially which he maintained to take the primary spherical.
The South Korean knew he needed to take the initiative towards the in-form Simone Alessio who had received the earlier two Grand Prix in Paris and Rome, however it wasn’t the italian’s day with Search engine optimization taking the second spherical 7-6 to assert the title.
South Korea’s Hwan Namgoong and Tunisia’s Firas Katousi shared bronze.
Manchester 2022 World Taekwondo Grand Prix – Males -80kg Outcomes
1 Search engine optimization Geon-Woo, South Korea
2 Simone Alessio, Italy
3= Hwan Namgoong, South Korea
3= Firas Katousi, Tunisia
Maicon Siqueira simply pips dwelling favorite Cunningham
Regardless of loads of dwelling assist, Caden Cunningham simply misplaced out within the third spherical of the lads’s +80kg closing to Rio 2016 bronze medallist Maicon Siqueira.
With 20 seconds to go within the decider, Brazilian Siqueira went in entrance earlier than a double-kick to the physique secured him the spherical 4-1 and the title.
Cunningham had thrilled the gang earlier with a semi-final overcome Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallist Cheick Salla Cisse.
The nail-biting battle introduced the Manchester Grand Prix to an in depth with athletes clutching medals, winner’s cheques and a few all-important rating factors in direction of qualifying for Paris 2024.
Subsequent up is the World Taekwondo Grand Prix Ultimate set for the Saudi capital Riyadh in early December.
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Manchester 2022 World Taekwondo Grand Prix – Males’s +80kg Outcomes
1 Maicon Siqueira, Brazil
2 Caden Cunningham, Nice Britain
3= Cheick Salla Cisse, Cote d’Ivoire
3= Emre Kutalmis Atesli, Turkey