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2nd day of WTF championships
Korea Wins 2 Golds; China, Brazil 1 Each
The 2005 WTF World Taekwondo Championships
An international Taekwondo competition WTF photo for ST
MADRID, Spain (April 14, 2005) – Korea won two gold medals on the second day of the 2005 WTF World Taekwondo Championships here today. China and Brazil clinched one gold medal each.

In the men´s under 58kg category final, Korea´s Ko Seok-hwa outpointed Iranian Khodadad Behrad 8-7 to grab the gold medal. The bronze in the division went to Vietnam´s Thanh Long Dinh and Sutthikunkarn Dech of Thailand.

Another Korean Oh Seon-taek defeated Spain´s Garcia Jon 5-3 in the men´s under 84kg class final contest to earn his country the second gold medal at the 17th World Taekwondo Championships.

In the same category, Iran´s Karami Yossef and France´s Ntep Bruno won the bronze medal each.

About 1,700 athletes and officials from a record 125 countries are attending the championships, which continues through Sunday.

In the women´s under 51kg class final, China´s Wang Yang clinched the gold medal as she defeated Spain´s Yague Brigitte 2-1. The bronze went to Australian Lukic Nevena and Cuba´s Montejo Daynelli.

Brazil´s Falavigna Natalia brushed aside a stiff challenge from Britain´s Stevenson Sarah to earn her country the first gold medal at the World Championships. The gold medal in the same division went to Spain´s Los Arcos Aitziber and Korea´s Jung Sun-young.




 

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