‘Taekwon sisters’ Bora Kang and Mir, two consecutive world championships together

Reporter Bae Jin-nam = ‘Taekwondo sisters’ Bora Kang (23) and Mir Kang (21, Yeongcheon City Hall) will wear the Taegeuk mark together and participate in the World Taekwondo Championships for the second time in a row.

Kang Bo-ra and Kang Mir won the women’s 49kg and 46kg class, respectively, on the first day of the 2023 national team selection final held at the Gowon Gymnasium in Taebaek, Gangwon-do on the 7th.스포츠토토

Kang Bo-ra defeated Yu Eun-jin (Kyunghee University) with a round score of 2-0 in the 49kg final, and Kang Mi-reu defeated Kim Joo-mi (Seoul Physical Education High School) 2-1 in the 46kg final.

The first place player by weight class in this competition will be the national representative of Korea, the birthplace of Taekwondo, at the 2023 World Taekwondo Federation (WT) World Championships to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan in May.

With this, Kang Bora and Kang Mir will participate in the World Championship together for the second time in a row following last year.

At the Guadalajara Games in Mexico last November, the first time Korean sisters competed together at the World Taekwondo Championships, both collapsed in the quarterfinals.

Prospective male lightweight Tae-joon Park beat Kim Jin-ho (Cheongju University) 2-1 in the 54kg final and qualified for the first world championship in his career.

Park Tae-joon, who graduated from Hansung High School and entered Kyunghee University, created a sensation last year by winning the Muju Grand Prix Final Challenge and sweeping the Chuncheon Asian Championships, Korea Open and Manchester Grand Prix series.

In the men’s 58kg class, Bae Joon-seo (Ganghwa-gun Office) caused a surprise and won the Taegeuk mark.

Bae Joon-seo overpowered her opponent, Jang-joon (Korea Gas Corporation), who ranked first in the Olympic ranking in this weight class, in both the quarterfinals and semifinals of the knockout match, and then withdrew from Kim Si-yoon (Yongin University) in the final due to an injury to rise to the top.

Kim Tae-yong (Daejeon City Hall) in the men’s 63kg class and Insu-wan Insu, who graduated from Daejeon Physical High School and is scheduled to enter Korea National University of Physical Education, were selected as national representatives for the women’s 53kg class.

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