On top of the world! Golden boy Bradly makes World Championship history in Azerbaijan
29th May 2023
Bradly Sinden became the first British taekwondo fighter to regain his World Championship title when he won the -68kg crown in Azerbaijan today. (Monday)
The 24-year-old Yorkshireman defeated Ho-jun Jin of South Korea in the final to claim his second World gold after landing the crown in Manchester four years ago.
Sinden dropped only one round in his six fights and that in the opening bout of a gruelling day.
His success on the opening day of competition in Baku took his total of World Championship medals to four after bronze in South Korea in 2017 and silver in Mexico last year.
The Doncaster star’s win also makes him one of the favourites to win Olympic gold in Paris next summer.
But there was disappointment too for the Manchester-trained team as Jade Jones suffered a quarter-final defeat at – 57kg.
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The Welsh star hoped to emulate Sinden after her World triumph in Manchester in 2019.
Instead, the 29-year-old double Olympic champion bowed out in the last eight to Chia-ling Lo of Chinese Taipei, losing the opening two rounds.
Sinden won the opening two rounds of his final bout against Jin with a 19-11 aggregate.
In the semi-final, he took out Iranian hope, Matin Rezaei-also winning the opening two rounds- with a 36-18 aggregate.
Other wins gained came against Egypt’s Eyad Barakat, Theo Lucien of France, Arven Alcantara of the Philippines and Russian born Ilia Danilov, competing as a neutral athlete.