Former member of the Canadian national team Ivett Gonda represents Hungary at WTF World Taekwondo Grand Prix tournament hosted by the Chinese city of Suzhou on July 4.
By participating in the tournament, the European Championship Bronze medalist athlete can win valuable points to qualify for the Rio Olympics.
In terms of points the WTF World Taekwondo Grand Prix has the same value as the European Championships held two months ago in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Ivett Gonda lives and trains in British Colombia, Canada.
The other Hungarian taekwondoka who is very close in terms of points to be qualified to compete in the GP tournament is European Championship Silver medalist Edina Kotsis.
Ivett Gonda wins bronze medal at WTF World Taekwondo Grand Prix tournament
Ivett Gonda advanced in the semi-finals in the 49 kg category by defeating two Mexican, and one Thai opponent. In the semi-final Ivett was defeated by hair (4:3) by the same French taekwondoka she already fought at the European Championship in Azerbaijan in May.
The next Grand Prix event will be held in Kazakhstan in August. The Hungarian Taekwondo Federation is hoping that Edina Kotsis can also compete at the Kazakh tournament.
(budomagazine.hu – hungarianambiance.com)