Red-hot Panipak Wongpattanakit beat Minah Ha of South Korea 13-3 to win the women’s 49kg flyweight title in the World Taekwando Grand Slam Champions Series in Wuxi on Sunday.
The 21-year-old from Surat Thani outclassed Minah to win the gold medal in the Olympics Qualifying tournament. It was an impressive finish to the season for the taekwondo exponent after major 2018 wins including two World Grand Prix titles, in Manchester and Taoyuan, and the Asian Games gold medal. She has won a total of six events over the past 12 months.
She also earned a 2020 Olympic quota for Thailand in the 49kg category and won the US$70,000 for yesterday’s victory.