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Qualification to 2018 World Cup in Russia
Four gold medals, two silver, and seven bronze for Egypt at the tournament
Egyptian taekwondo champions, Hedaya Malak and Seif Eissa, collected two silver medals at the 2016 WTF World Taekwondo Grand Prix Final in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. In the women’s under-57kg competition, Great Britain’s Jade Jones snatched the gold medal from Malak, who came in second place, winning silver. Bronze went to South Korea’s Ah-Reum …
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The three players that have qualified for the tournament are Seham El-Sawalhy, Ghofran Zaki and Hedaya Malak who will compete in the under-67kg, under-68kg, and under-57kg divisions respectively.
The sports’ most famous magazine MasTKDsports, specialised in taekwondo, placed Egypt’s women national team for taekwondo as the best women’s team in 2015 in accordance to its readers’ votes which reached 62.321. Second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth places went for Thailand, South Korea, China, the US, the UK, Turkey, and Taiwan, respectively.
Athletes from the Heliopolis Sporting club placed third in the under-10 girls division and third in the boys under-12 division.