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With the successfully completion of the World Taekwondo Grand Prix Series in Rabat, Morocco, the European representatives of Great Britain, Turkey, Croatia and Spain celebrated the last medals of the three-day event.

 

The final match in the -57kg Female category during the last competition day was a fight between the double Olympic Champion Jade Jones of GBR against the Turkish 2017 Universiade Champion, Hatice Kubra Ilgun.

 

The “Headhunter” lost with a score 8-6 and thus the Turkish athlete won her first ever Grand-Prix medal. Regarding her silver medal, Jade Jones stated: “I came here for gold but was just short of where I need to be. My hunger and desire are coming back. I got bronze during the World Championships and now a silver one here in Morocco, so it is up to me to make it gold in London. That’s where my Olympic journey began in 2012 and so it’s a perfect place to get on track for Tokyo. ”

 

Croatia representative, Marija Stetic, won the bronze medal in the same weight category and another third place was reached by Javier Perez Polo of Spain in the -68kg Male category.

 

Throughout the second day of action, another three bronze medals were gained by WTE representatives. Jesus Tortosa Cabrera of Spain in -58kg Male category, the Olympic bronze medallist from Azerbaijan Milad Beigi Harchegani in -80kg Male category and Rukiye Yildirim of Turkey in -49kg Female category.

 

Korea, Great Britain and Turkey achieved the first top-three places on the overall ranking respectively, with GBR to count two golds and one silver and Turkey two golds and two bronzes. Korea attained three golds, one silver and four bronzes.

 

Source: World Taekwondo 

 

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