Update : Saturday, February 24, 2018
Golden Point Yunfei GUO qualify for WT Grand Slam2017 Universiade gold medalist lrem YAMAN determined to go to 2017 Grand Slam

2014 Incheon Asian Games gold medalist Yunfei GUO of China has qualified for the Wuxi 2017 World Taekwondo Grand Slam(Wuxi 2017), which has $7million prize money.

In the women’s under 67kg, Yunfei won a gold medal at the Open Qualification Tournament for WUXI 2017 on November 23.

The final round of 2014 World Taekwondo Grand Prix Series 2 gold medalist Yunfei Guo.

Yunfei defeated Korea’s Da-bin Lee, 6 -3 in the quarter-final round, and she beat China’s Mengyu ZHANG at the Golden Point round in the semi-final.

In the final round, Yunfei defeated Korea’s Jan-di Kim. There was no clear winner until their round three, 2 -2, but Yunfei successfully grabbed the first point with her body kick at the Golden Point round and she won a gold medal.

Yunfei is going to compete in the women’s under 62kg at the Wuxi 2017 World Taekwondo Grand Slam Championships, and she will be ninth-seeded.

Turkey’s lrem YAMAN, who is a 2017 Universiade gold medalist and bronze medalist of the Rabat 2017 World Taekwondo Grand Prix Series 2, also had a qualification right for Wuxi 2017.

In the semi-final round, she defeated China’s Lijun ZHOU, who is 2016 World Taekwondo Junior Championships gold medalist, 9 -5, and she beat Korea’s Geum-byeol Lim, who won a gold at the 2015 World Championships, 1-0, in the final round. She also will be seeded No. 9 at the Wuxi 2017.

On the other hand, 250 players from 37 different centuries participated in the Open Qualification Tournament for WUXI 2017. The No. 9-11seeds will be assigned to top three players, a total of 23 players, in the Open Qualification Tournament.

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