Clean sweep for Korea on day 3 of Sofia 2022 World Taekwondo Junior Championships


SOFIA, Bulgaria (Aug 4, 2022) - The third day of the Sofia 2022 World Taekwondo Championships saw Korea win all three golds on offer in a dominant day for the Asian nation. 


Korea won golds in the M-55kg, M-59kg and the W-52kg, with United States of America, Thailand and Uzbekistan winning silvers respectively. 


The M-55kg was the first of the day’s finals as Euijun Hong of Korea faced the USA’s William Cunningham. Hong was too strong for Cunningham and won the match 2-0. 


Following in Hong’s footsteps, Yeowon Seo overcame Uzbekistan’s Marjona Khudaykulova 2-0 in the W-52kg. 


The hattrick of gold medals for Korea was completed by Woo-hyeok Jung as he beat Thailand’s Banlung Tubtimdang 2-0 in the M-59kg. Palestine’s Omar Yaser Ismail’s bronze in the M-59kg was his country’s first medal in World Taekwondo Senior and Junior Competitions.