She did it ! At home, in front of her audience. At the age of 27, Bianca Walkden became the first woman to win 3 world championship titles in a row. A phenomenal feat in todayâ€™s sport.
Unfortunately, this success is tainted by the fight and whistles of the public when she was declared winner against Chinaâ€™s Shuyin Zheng, 3rd in 2017. In fact, the British has been led all along and even in large widths (4-16) but the referee gave penalties to Zheng to finally reach the total of 10, synonymous of disqualification 48 seconds to the end of the fight.
Koreaâ€™s Bae Jun-Seo (-54 kg) did not need the help of the referee to pocket his first world title against Russiaâ€™s Popov (Rus). The young fighter continues the lead of Koreans by bringing them their 4th title, after the 3 over 3 of the 1st day with the wins of Sim Jae-Young (-46 kg), who thus retains his title, Jang Jun (-58 kg ) and Lee Da-Bin (-73 kg).
And it is obviously not finished. Today, Lee Ah-Reum (-57kg) will defend her title against two-time Olympic champion Jade Jones. The world NÂ°1 against the World NÂ°2. We cannot wait