Team Great Britain(GB) dominated the London 2017 World Taekwondo Grand Prix Series 3, winning three gold medals in four female Olympic weight categories in London.
|Jade Jones wins her first gold in the final at the 2017 World Taekwondo Grand Prix Series 3.|
The London 2017 World Taekwondo Grand Prix Series 3 took place at the Copper Box Arena in London from October 20 to 22.
GB women's team succeeded in the 2017 GP Series 3 at its home ground.
Lauren Williams, a gold medalist at the 2016 WT World Taekwondo Junior Championships in Canada, won GB’s first gold medal in the women’s under 67kg
Williams defeated Ivory Coast's Ruth Gbagbi, 43-23, in the women’s under 67kg. Gbagbi is a gold medalist at the 2017 World Taekwondo Championships and Moscow 2017 World Taekwondo Grand Prix Series.
Olympic champion Jade Jones also added a gold medal to GB in the women’s under 57kg
Jade defeated Korea's Ah-Reum Lee, who has beaten Jade in the semi-final in the 2017 World Taekwondo Championships semi-final. Jade took an early lead with a succession of front kicks and punches. Also, Jade’s left head kick extended her lead to 31-14. She won her first gold medal in the 2017 World Taekwondo Grand Prix Series.
The last GB female’s gold medalist is Bianca Walkden.
Walkden easily won her gold medal, defeating Poland's Aleksandra Kowalczuk, 20-7, in the women’s over 67kg and she has won her fourth victory since the Baku 2016 World Taekwondo Grand Prix Final.
In the women’s under 49kg, Olympic top-ranked player, Panipak Wongpattanakit of Thailand captured her second World Grand Prix title, overwhelming Serbia’s Tijana Bogdanovic, 2016 Rio Olympic games silver medalist, 44-6 victory in a one-sided match to Panipak.
In the male’s under 58kg final, Russia's Mikhail Artamonov defeated Iran’s Armin Hadipour Seighalani in golden point during the Olympic Ranking top player Tae-hun kim's absence.
And in the men’s under 58kg final, the Rio Olympic champion, Ahmad Abughaush of Jordan, won his first gold medal in the Grand Prix Series during the absence of Dae-hoon Lee, a Olympic Ranking top fighter.
Cheick Sallah Cissé defeated Maksim Khramtcov, a gold medalist at the Muju World Taekwondo Championships in the men’s under 74kg, and he won his 2017 second Grand Prix victory after the Rabat 2017 World Taekwondo Grand Prix Series 2 in the men’s under 80kg final.
|‘Three round killer’, Kyo-don competes in the final.|
In the men’s over 80kg final. ‘Three Round killer’, Kyo-don In took first place, defeating Russia’s Rafail Aiukaev, who has great height advantage over the Korean.
Kyo-don In went to the top 10 in Olympic ranking from top 12 by winning several medals in this year, including the Muju 2017 World Taekwondo Championships, the 2017 World Taekwondo Grand Prix Series 1 and 2.
The overall end result of the London Grand Prix Series 3: Great Britain(three golds, one silver, one bronze) in first place, followed by Russia(one gold, two silvers, two bronzes), Korea(one gold, one silver, one bronze), Ivory Coast(one gold and one silver), Thailand(one gold, one bronze) and Jordan(one gold).
The World Taekwondo Grand Prix Finals will take place on December 2-3, and the 2017 World Taekwondo Team Championships will be held on December 5-6.
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