Fri, Apr 06, 2012 - Page 20 News List

Taiwanese wins world taekwondo gold

Staff writer, with CNA

A Taiwanese teenager clinched gold in the under-59kg category at the ninth World Junior Taekwondo Championships in Egypt yesterday in a comeback win against a South Korean competitor.

Wang Ping-shun won four straight matches earlier in the day to advance to the final against -Hyeok Jae-goh of South Korea, but after the first two rounds of the final, Wang was trailing 0-6.

Wang scored three straight points with just seven seconds remaining in the third round.

He finished the bout 8-6 to win in the under-59kg category, snagging Taiwan’s first gold at the event since Sung Yu-chi won in 1998 in Barcelona, Spain.

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