SAHL HASHEESH, Egypt (October 12, 2019) - After yesterday’s fantastic start to the World Taekwondo Beach Championships in Sahl Hasheesh, Egypt, Thailand continued to dominate the field, securing 12 golds on day two. The action continued with Recognised and Freestyle Poomsae, as well as Technical Breaking and Dynamic Kicks.
With the bronze medal matches already complete in the Recognised Poomsae, day two saw the gold and silver podium places decided.
In the Individual Recognised Poomsae Men’s Under 17 competition, Sippakorn Wetchakornpatiwong (THA) secured gold over Aly Mohamed (EGY). In the Women’s Individual Under 17 competition, Kanokchanok Jareonying made it double gold for Thailand, while Salma Dabbur of Egypt had to settle for silver.
Shajan Sepanlou (GER) finished first and Sune Østli (NOR) came in second in the Under 30 Individual Recognised Poomsae Men’s category. Ornawee Srisahakit (THA) won the women’s event, fending off competition from Tuva hatlen Kjodnes (NOR) who came second.
In the Individual Over 30 Recognised Poomsae Men’s category, Mohammed Ali a Alabbas (KSA) won gold, while Aras Omer Mohammed Ali (IRQ) took silver. In the women’s event, Baerbel Reiner (GER) won Germany’s first gold of the Championships, beating Fajar Al-Binali of Brunei who placed second.
It was a double podium finish for Thailand in the Under 17 Recognised Poomsae Pair competitions, with S. Sirisinru and N. Pitinanon finishing first over compatriots W. Sianglio and S. Chuphon.
Thailand’s winning streak continued in the Under 30 Recognised Poomsae Pairs, as P.Sengmuean and P. Phaisanki took home another gold. S. Østil and T. Kjodnes won silver for Norway.
S. Brummer and B. Reiner took gold for Germany in the Over 30 Recognised Poomsae Pair competition, while A. Metwally and S. Abdelsala secured silver for hosts Egypt.
In the Under 17 Recognised Poomsae Team Men’s, Thailand took home gold. Their team included: S. Wetchakor, W. Sianglio, and S. Sirisinru. Egypt took silver with a fantastic performance by their team of A. Ghoneim, E. Wardany and A. Mohamed.
Thailand struck gold again in the Under 17 Recognised Poomsae Team Women’s with K. Jareonyin, N. Pitinanon and S. Chuphon; while Morocco placed second with I. El Hayek, H. Saadi and A. El Assal.
For the Over 17 Recognised Poomsae Team competitions, Thailand came out on top once more as T. Bompentho, C. Khopana and P. Sengmuean secured gold for the men’s competition; while K. Chomchuen, O. Srisahaki and P. Phaisanki topped the women’s podium. Egypt took silver in both events, with the teams of A. Hesham, N. Gendy and A. Fawzy placing second in the men’s competition, and S. Attia, R. Nasr and H. Mahmoud A in the women’s.
In the Under 17 Freestyle Poomsae Female, A. Sumenkov (RUS) struck gold, followed by S. Chuphon (THA) with silver and L. Costas F. (ESP) with bronze.
In the Under 17 Freestyle Poomsae Men’s Individual event, Thailand finished with gold and silver as W. Sianglio and S. Sirisinr took their respective places on the podium, with I. Mamdouh of Egypt finishing in third place.
T. Bompentho and O. Srisahaki came first in the Over 17 Freestyle Poomsae Pairs, taking home gold for Thailand. In second place was M. Barreiro and S. Gonzalez for Spain, and Thailand took home bronze with a second entry from P. Sengmuean and P. Phaisanki.
Lastly, in the Mixed Team All Ages Freestyle Poomsae, Thailand took gold and silver once more, while Egypt claimed bronze.
Tomorrow’s final day of the World Taekwondo Beach Championships is set to present another show-stopping display of talent, with the finals for Free Style Dynamic Kicks and Breaking Challenge, as well as Technical Breakings and High Kick Performance.
You can find more photos of Day 2 by clicking HERE!