Santo Domingo earns Bronze in World Taekwondo Championships
Dominican Yuli Gabriel Mercedes, tae kwon do silver medal winner at the Beijing Olympics, came third in the 58kg weight division at the 2011 WTF World Taekwondo Championships taking place 1-6 May in Gyeongju, South Korea.
Spain’s Joel Gonzalez, the gold medalist at the 2009 Copenhagen World Taekwondo Championships, won the gold.
Mercedes and Taiwanese Wei Chen Yang, the gold medalist at the 2010 Asian Games and the silver medal winner at the 2010 Asian Championships, shared the bronze medal in the men’s category.
Mercedes advanced to the final as he came from behind to beat his semifinal match opponent, Taiwan’s Wei, 3-1.