Guo Yunfei of China, pictured last year, won taekwondo gold today at Gwangju 2015 ©Gwangju 2015

China's two-time Asian Games champion Guo Yunfei won a high quality women's under 67 kilogram taekwondo competition today at the Summer Universiade in Gwangju, overcoming the gold and silver medal winners from May's World Championships in the process.

Guo, winner of Asian Games gold medal at Guangzhou 2010 and Incheon 2014, as well as silver at the 2011 World Championships, overcame world silver medallist Nur Tatar of Turkey in the semi-final, 4-0, before a final showdown with Taiwan's Chuang Chia-chia, who beat the Turk in the gold medal match in Chelyabinsk.

A high quality topsy-turvy encounter unfolded, but it was the Chinese player who came on top 10-9. 

Tatar had to be content with one of the two bronze medals, with the other claimed by Ana Bajic of Serbia. 

Four taekwondo categories were contested today, with Thailand's Chanatio Sonkham claiming women's under 49kg honours, while Iran's Saeid Rajabi and Kazakhstan's Nursultan Mamayev won the respective under 80kg and under 58kg titles.

Iran's Saeid Rajabi of Iran was another taekwondo winner today at Gwangju 2015 ©Gwangju 2015
Iran's Saeid Rajabi of Iran was another taekwondo winner today at Gwangju 2015 ©Gwangju 2015

In athletics, a good day for Kazakhstan continued as Viktoriya Zyabina added the 200 metres title to the 100m one to continue her dominance of the women's sprints.

Other victors included Hua Wilfred Koffi of Ivory Coast, winner of the men's 200m in 20.41sec, Ireland's Thomas Barr, who claimed the 400m hurdles title, and Dominican Republic's Luguelin Santos, winner of the 400m in a swift 44.91.

There was also success for New Zealand as Angela Kate Petty won the 800m, while there were three more titles for Russia, including for Ekaterina Sokolenko, who set a Games record of 9min 25.77sec to win the 3,000m steeplechase.

Elsewhere, Italy's Andrea Vescovi enjoyed a profitable day on the shooting range, winning the double trap title before helping his nation to the team crown.

China also won two shooting titles, while there was one apiece for South Korea and Mongolia.

The host nation continue to lead the way on the medals table after 10 of 13 days with 31 golds among a total of 73, but China has closed the gap to just three golds with Russia a further two behind.


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