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Asia Beats Europe 7-5 at 2nd Asia-Europe Intercontinental Championships
2nd Asia-Europe Intercontinental Taekwondo Championships in Shenzhen, China

Asia beat Europe 7-5 to defend its overall title at the 2nd Asia-Europe Intercontinental Taekwondo Championships in Shenzhen, China on 17 November, 2013.

At the one-day intercontinental championships, which took place at the Shen Zhen Sports School, Asia earned seven points on aggregated points against Europe's five. At the inaugural Europe-Asia Intercontinental Taekwondo Championships, which took place in Moscow, Russia on 12 October, 2012, Asia defeated Europe 13-3.

The 2nd Asia-Europe championships featured eight individual and six team competitions.

Eight individual Olympic-weight matches, four male and four female, were held in the morning. One point was awarded to the continent for an individual victory.

In the women's -49kg category, China's Song Yaoye defeated Greece's Ioanna Koutsou 4-0 to earn the Asia Taekwondo Union a winning 1 point. In the men's -58kg division, Chinese Taipei's Wang Ping Shun edged Italy's Gemma Domenico 4-2 for the top honors.

In the women's -57kg category, Chinese Taipei's Tseng Li Cheng crushed Thailand's Autayananon Montawan 5-0 to win the division. In the men's -68kg division, Russia's Viacheslav Minin awarded a 1 winning point to the European Taekwondo Union as he defeated Jordan's Mohammad Zunier Abulibdeh 10-0.

In the women's -67kg category, Chinese Taipei's Chia Chia Chuang beat China's Zhang Jing 4-0 for the victory. In the men's -80kg division, Russia's Sergey Dozortsev brushed aside a stiff challenge from Jordan's Talal Hassan Nabil to win the match 3-2.

In the women's +67kg category, Chinese Taipei's Chia Hwi Peng won the match as France's Gwladys Epangue failed to appear. In the men's +80kg division, Italy's Basile Leonardo beat China's Ji Shengping 7-2 to earn the ETU a winning one point.

In the afternoon, six team competitions followed. The team competition was conducted in a five-on-five tag-team match format, with each five-member team shall not exceed their combined weight of 360kg for male and 305kg for female.

The team competition was composed of two five-minute rounds with a one-minute break. In the first five-minute round, each of the five athletes fights for one minute, while the second round is a tag-team match, in which athletes can be replaced any time after three attacks.

In the opening team match between the European men's team and the Asia men's Team B, the five-member Asian squad won the tag-team match 26-16.

In the following match between the Europe-Asia men's team and the Asia men's Team A, the two teams shared the victory as they were tied at 8-8, with no gold-point round.

In a match between the Europe-Asia men's team and the Asia men's Team A, the Asian team managed to win the match 7-6. In a match between the European men's team and the Asia men's Team A, the Asian team won the match 11-10.

In a team match between the Europe-Asia women's team and the Asia women's team, the Asian squad needed a third golden-point round as they were tied at 20-20 after two rounds of competition.

In the men's final team match, the Asian squad defeated the European team 25-22 to earn the ATU a winning four points. The European team won two points.

About 250 young Chinese taekwondo students watched the championships, showing a high popularity of taekwondo in China.




 

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