MUJU -- South Korean taekwondo practitioner Kim So-hee grabbed a bronze medal in the women's under-62kg on the final day of the world championships Friday.
Kim withdrew from her semifinals match against Ruth Gbagbi of Côte d'Ivoire with a knee injury at the World Taekwondo Federation World Taekwondo Championships in Muju, some 240 kilometers south of Seoul. Trailing 5-0 only 37 seconds into the match at T1 Arena, Kim twisted her right knee as she fell down trying to fend off Gbagbi's attack.
|Kim So-hee of South Korea (left) fights Ruth Gbagbi of Cote d'Ivoire in the semifinals of the women's under-62kg at the World Taekwondo Federation World Taekwondo Championships at T1 Arena in Muju, North Jeolla Province, on June 30, 2017. (Yonhap)|
With no bronze medal contests here, two losers of the semifinals each get a bronze medal.
This was South Korea's tournament-leading ninth medal at the competition, which will wrap up later Friday. The host has won four gold, one silver and four bronze medals.
Later in the day, Lee Ah-reum will go for gold in the women's under-57kg. (Yonhap)