Taekwondo GP in London

Discussion in 'Tae Kwon Do' started by EmptyHandGuy, Oct 20, 2017.

  1. EmptyHandGuy

    EmptyHandGuy Valued Member

    I've been watching the Taekwondo GP which is on in London over the next couple of days. I've just watched Lauren Williams win her Gold medal final by a huge points score over I believe the current world champion. If you get the chance have a watch as it was just an amazing match!
    Found a video of the finals, Lauren's match starts around 2h 29m.

     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2017
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  2. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member MAP 2017 Gold Award

    God I hope they cut this from the Olympics.
     
  3. EmptyHandGuy

    EmptyHandGuy Valued Member

    Why? I thought it was pretty good stuff!
     
  4. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    The lady from Ivory Coast looked like she was completely gassed by the end of that. Congrats Lauren!
     
  5. EmptyHandGuy

    EmptyHandGuy Valued Member

    She did, I felt she just gave up after the 2nd round.
    Also silver and bronze medals for Sinden and Cho, so three medals after the first day!
     
  6. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member MAP 2017 Gold Award

    Just an embarrassment to combat sports in general. It needs a total rule change overhaul.
     
  7. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    It is what it is. If you don't like it, don't watch. :)

    Personal opinions can't detract from the skill or athleticism of the competitors involved.

    Mitch
     
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  8. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member MAP 2017 Gold Award

    Agreed. They're incredible athletes. Seen them training.
     
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  9. EmptyHandGuy

    EmptyHandGuy Valued Member

    I guess its horses for courses, I find it to be on the whole a pretty exciting sport, with some very skilled practitioners.
     
  10. Rataca100

    Rataca100 Banned Banned

    I forgot that was happening soemtime, i think i heard about it. This did remind me about watching the international black belt competition which i forgot existed until just now. Time to skim watch some bits because 3 hours, jesus. :p

    edit: What are they doing at the 6:15 mark? i haven't watched done of thes before and have no idea what that type of match is called.
     
  11. EmptyHandGuy

    EmptyHandGuy Valued Member

  12. EmptyHandGuy

    EmptyHandGuy Valued Member

    Jade Jones has the gold at the London GP! Bianca Walkden in the final so a possible another gold!
     
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  13. EmptyHandGuy

    EmptyHandGuy Valued Member

    Gold for Bianca Walkden! Top display from our female competitors today!
     
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  14. Mitlov

    Mitlov Shiny

    That Lauren Williams v. Paige MacPherson match was fantastic!
     
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  15. EmptyHandGuy

    EmptyHandGuy Valued Member

    No medals for GB Taekwondo today with both of there fighters out after their first matches. Aaron Cook however is in the semi finals so is in the medals!
     
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