Truong 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