Chiba-2019 Grand Prix on taekwondo kicks off in Japan
On the first day of the competition, our compatriot Svetlana Osipova started the fight.
In the quarterfinals, Osipova defeated Milica Mandic of Serbia, who won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics. The battle against Mandich, who is currently ranked 6th in the Olympic rankings, was very interesting. The score was 4: 4 in the final seconds and 1 minute before the end of the match, our compatriot got one point and reached the semifinals!
His opponent in the semifinals will be Chinese Olympic champion Zeng Shuyin of 2016.
Osipova defeated Ana Tepavats of Serbia (4-0) in the 1/16 final and Briseida Acosta of Mexico (20: 6) in the 1/8 final.
Nigora Tursunkulova will participate in the tournament on September 14 and Nikita Rafalovich on September 15.