Avance Deportivo in English – Taekwondo

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Te ayudamos a practicar tu listening con Avance Deportivo in English. Esta semana, hablamos sobre el Mundial de Taekwondo.

Te ayudamos a practicar tu listening con Avance Deportivo in English. Esta semana, hablamos sobre el Mundial de Taekwondo.

Hello I’m Joshua I’m an English teacher at NEP English School in Malaga and this is Avance Deportivo in English. The 2015 Taekwondo World Championships took place last week from 12-18 May in Chelyabinsk, Russia. The final night was memorable for the Spanish superiority in the semifinals, however Spain failed to win a gold medal in the finals. The last day featured decisive fights in four weight categories: in the women’s -57 kg and -62 kg, as well as in the men’s -63 kg and -80 kg.

After the women’s contests, two silver medals went to the Calvo Gomez sisters from Spain. The elder lost to Japanese Mayu Hamada in the gold fight. Meanwhile, the youngest didn’t cope with Irem Yaman from Turkey. Bronze medals in two weight categories went to Edina Kotsis (HUN), Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin (IRI), Rachelle Booth (GBR) and Viktoryia Belanouskaya (BLR).

Men’s contests determined new world champions: Jaouad Achab and the Iranian Mahdi Khodabakhshi. Achab defeated Spanish Joel Gonzalez Bonilla in the -63 kg final fight. Gonzalez beat Damon Sansum (GBR) in the -80 kg combat ahead of time. Bronze medalists are Abolfazl Yaghoubi Jouybar (IRI), Saul Gutierrez (MEX), Aaron Cook (MDA) and Tahir Guelec (GER).

In the overall team medal count South Korea was second-to-none with four gold medals. In second place was Team Iran (three gold medals). Turkey came third with two gold medals. Team Russia won the most awards – seven (two silver medals and five bronze).

Day 6 of championship brought triumph to Team Uzbekistan. This country’s representatives won two medals in one competition night, including the gold. Dmitriy Shokin became a national hero of Uzbekistan. He became the first world taekwondo champion in the history of this country. In the superheavyweight semifinal, he defeated Robelis Despaigne (CUB) in a dramatic fight.  The other gold medals went to South Korea and Azerbaijan.

In the final between Isaev and Baykuziev, both athletes preferred to play it safe in defense. In the tactical battle, the Azeri succeeded more. He managed to find flaws in the opponent’s defense and grab the World Champion’s title.

The Women’s -73kg contests turned out to be just as close. Hyeri Oh (KOR) got the most out of them. In the semifinal, she gave no chance to Jackie Galloway (USA), and in the gold fight defeated  Shuyin Zheng (CHN).

That’s all for this week, join me next week for another Avance Deportivo in English. Goodbye

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