Jaouad Achab takes bronze for Belgium at Taekwondo World Championships in Manchester

Belgium has won a bronze medal  at the Taekwondo World Championships in the English city of Manchester. The hero of the hour is Jaouad Achab, who took bronze in the under 63kg competition. The medal is Belgium’s first at this year's World Championships.

 

The 26-year-old already has a built up a distinguished career in his sport. He was World Champion in 2015 and was European Champion twice, in 2014 and 2016.

Jaouad Achab is currently ranked  second in the world. He lost 6-3 in the semi-final  to the Iranian Saroush Ahmadi.

Ahmadi will take on China’s Shuai Zhao in the final. Both Jaouad Achab and the other defeated semi-finalist, Germany’s Jordannis Konstantinidis, were awarded bronze medals.