Tuyen wins bronze at Grand Prix taekwondo tourney hinh anh 1Truong Thi Kim Tuyen (right) during competition at the World Taekwondo Championships in June. (Photo courtesy of Truong Thi Kim Tuyen)

Hanoi (VNA) - Truong Thi Kim Tuyen won a bronze medal at the World Taekwondo Grand Prix Final’s Ivory Coast leg on December 2.

The Vietnamese defeated Rukiye Yildirim from Turkey 27-17 in the women’s 49kg category third-place play-off to take the podium.

Earlier, she overcame Tijana Bogdanovic 25-12 and Vanja Stankovic 11-8, both of Serbia, in the qualifiers. Tuyen lost 15-17 to Kim So Hui from the Republic of Korea, in the semi-final.

Panipak Wongpattanakit of Thailand took the gold after beating Hui in the final.

It is Tuyen’s second medal at this year’s Grand Prix, after she won a silver medal at the Morocco leg in September.-VNA