The -67 kg category of the Olympic Games will have a large number of athletes with a high level of play that suggest that the mix between the veterans of the category as the Turkish Nur Tatar (TUR), Farida Azizova (AZE), Ruth Gbagbi (CIV), Paige Macpherson (USA), and the new stars of the moment, Lauren William (GB), Milena Titoneli (BRA), Matea Jelic (CRO), promise a tough fight for the Olympic gold.

Macpherson (USA) Vs Titoneli (BRA), presentes en Tokio 2020.

However, there are competitors who will have very big challenges, not only for themselves, but for their countries and continents. We are talking about the case of Ruth Gbagbi (CIV), who won bronze in Rio 2016 and in Tokyo 2020 hopes to become the first woman from her country to win an Olympic gold medal.

He already showed his credentials at this year’s African Championships, where he won gold. Gbagbi also won gold at the final final of the World Taekwondo Grand Prix in Moscow in 2019 and gold at the Grand Prix in Sofia.


Lauren Williams (GBR) is one of the last of the talented taekwonders produced by the Great Britain team. She won silver at this year’s European Championships in Sofia, having won silver there at the 2019 Grand Prix as well.

Tokyo 2020 will be her first Olympic Games, and she will no doubt be looking to replicate the success of teammate Jade Jones at an Olympic Games.


Shipman in American Qualification Tournament (Costa Rica 2020)

Aliyah Shipman, an American-Haitian athlete, was scheduled to participate for the Americas, but was recently replaced by another athlete to participate in Tokyo, even though the Haitian national had competed multiple times for that country. The athlete’s relatives denounced that the United States Olympic Committee pressured the Haitian Olympic Committee not to register her. The young athlete represented one of the competitors to watch out for, due to her excellent level of competition that had assured her results in international competitions, such as the Us. Open, and open competitions in America and Europe.

Carlos Hernández (MT)