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Other Sports - 14. December 2018.

Third day of World Taekwondo Grand Slam Champions Series sets up intriguing semi-finals


In the women’s -57kg, number one seed Irem Yaman of Turkey was knocked out by Marija Stetic after Stetic won the fight 2-0. Number four seed Jade Jones will match up against Stetic in the semi-finals, after she also won her quarter final against Zongshi Luo of China 2-0. Number three seed Lijun Zhou of China also progressed to the semi-finals by beating Hatice Kubra Ilgun of Turkey 2-0. Zhou will face Ah-Reum Lee of Korea in the second semi-final. Lee beat Nikita Glasnovic of Croatia 2-0 in her quarter.

Lauren WILLIAMS (GBR.Right) is attacking Paige McPHERSON (USA.Left) during the quarterfinals of W-67kg


Number one seed Ruth Gbagbi of Ivory Coast convincingly oversaw Hyeri Oh of Korea 2-0. Gbagbi will fight Manchester Grand Prix Champion Lauren Williams of Great Britain, who also won her quarter final against Paige McPherson of USA 2-0. Number three seed Yunfei Guo of China beat Matea Jelic of Croatia 2-0 and set up a semi-final against number two seed Nur Tatar Askari of Turkey. Askari needed a golden point round to beat Mengyu Zhang of China.


Bianca Walkden of Great Britain has booked her place in the semi-final after she beat Chen Li of China 2-0. Walkden will fight Aleksandra Kowalczuk of Poland after she also won her quarter final against Huan Wang of China 2-0. Number three seed Jackie Galloway of USA was beaten by fellow countrywoman Madelynn Gorman-Shore 2-0. The number six seed will take on Rebecca McGowan of Great Britain, who also pulled off a shock win against number two seed Shuyin Zheng of China.

Tomorrow, the triumphant athletes will compete in their respective semi-finals.

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