Chinese player Xia Yu won the women's individual taekwondo poomsae competition, the first medal event of the ongoing World University Taekwondo Championships Sunday in Hohhot, capital of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
A total of 22 players from 11 countries and regions including Australia, China, Germany, Thailand and others participated in the women's individual poomsae.
Xia took the title after defeating Salisa Amnuyachai of Thailand in the final. Juvenile Faye Crisostomo from the Philippines and You Lee Choi from South Korea shared the bronze medals.
In men's competition, South Korea's Handong Yun won the gold medal. Zhu Yuxiang of China grabbed the silver, and Kanawat Sukcharoen from Thailand as well as Maulana Haidir from Indonesia had the bronze.
The seven-day championships have attracted more than 300 players from the United States, France, Turkey, Mexico, Australia, China and other countries and regions.
The World University Taekwondo Championships, inaugurated in 1990, is held every two years.