Jingyu Wu from China wins gold in the women’s 49kg taekwondo

Jingyu Wu from China has won the gold medal in the women’s 49kg division of taekwando.
Buttree Puedpong from Thailand won the silver medal. Bronze medals went to Daynellis Montejo from Cuba and Dalia Contreras Rivero from Venezuela.

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