Gwladys Épangue

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Gwladys Épangue
Medal record
Competitor for  France
Women's taekwondo
Olympic Games
Bronze 2008 Beijing 67 kg
World Championships
Silver 2005 Madrid Welterweight
Silver 2007 Beijing Welterweight
Gold 2009 Copenhagen Welterweight
Gold 2011 Gyeongju Middleweight
European Championships
Gold 2002 Samsun -55kg
Gold 2004 Lillehammer -59kg
Gold 2005 Riga -67kg
Silver 2000 Patras -55kg
Silver 2006 Bonn -67kg
Silver 2008 Rome -67kg
Bronze 2010 Saint Petersburg -73kg

Gwladys Patience Épangue (born August 15, 1983 in Clichy-la-Garenne, France) is a French taekwondo athlete. Representing France at the 2005 World Taekwondo Championships in Madrid, she won the silver medal in the welterweight division, losing to Hwang Kyung-Seon from South Korea in the final. At the 2007 World Taekwondo Championships in Beijing, she won a silver medal, losing to Hwang in the final again.

Épangue represented her country in the - 67 kg class at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and won a bronze medal.

In 2009, Épangue won her first World Championship gold medal in welterweight at the 2009 World Taekwondo Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark. In Round of 32, she edged out South Korean's favorite Park Hye-Mi, who demolished Icelandic champion Auður Jónsdóttir 22-1 in the first round, in overtime. In the semifinal match, Épangue beat European rival Sandra Šarić of Croatia, 2008 European Champion and 4-time World Championship medalist, 6-1.

Épangue withdrew from the 2012 Summer Olympics because of injury was replaced by her compatriot Anne-Caroline Graffe.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Graffe se contentera de l'argent". Eurosport. Retrieved 19 August 2012. 

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