Taekwondo/Turkish Open 2021: Morocco Wins Gold and Bronze Medals
Istanbul – Morocco’s Oumaima Bouchti won Thursday the gold medal in the category of less than 53 kg (G1), during the international tournament of Taekwondo (Turkish Open 2021), currently held in Istanbul.
The Moroccan taekwondoist won the gold medal in the final against the Iranian Ghazal Soltani thanks to the golden point.
Oumaima Bouchti had beaten in the first round the Turkish Zehra Tasci on the score of 20-04.
She then defeated Turkey’s Esra Nur Durak (30-04) in the round of 16 before beating another Turkish athlete Hulya Eda Kiransal (32-15) in the quarter-finals and Croatia’s Kristina Tomic in the semi-finals (13-12).
Morocco also won a bronze medal on the second day of the tournament thanks to Nada Laaraj in the category -57kg.
For her first fight, the Moroccan champion beat the Turkish Elif Bal (17-5), before winning in the round of 16 against the Spaniard Sandra Cabel Solaz (20-0).
She qualified for the semi-finals after the withdrawal of Spain’s Arlet Ortiz Benito, but lost to the Polish Patrysja Adamkiewicz, therefore claiming the Bronze medal.
Last modified : 12 March 2021