Host Mexico, Thailand Clinch 1 Gold Each on 2nd Day of World Taekwondo Championships

Host Mexico and Thailand won one gold medal each on the second day of the 2013 WTF World Taekwondo Championships in Puebla, Mexico on July 16, 2013.
 
Mexico's Uriel Adriano, the bronze medalist in the 2013 U.S. Open, came from behind to beat Russia's Albert Gaun 3-2 in the men's -74kg final match for the gold medal.
 
For Mexico, it was the first gold medal at the WTF-promoted World Taekwondo Championships in 34 years. Mexico won two gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
 
Adriano made it to the final round as he crushed Korea's Yoo-jin Kim 7-2 in the men's semifinal match.
 
Russia's Gaun advanced to the final match by beating Tunisia's Saifeddine Trabelsi 7-2 in a semifinal match.
 
In the women's -49kg weight final match, Thailand's Chanatip Sonkham, the bronze medalist at the 2012 London Olympic Games, crushed Jordan's Dana Touran 13-0 at the end of the second round to earn her country the gold medal.
 
Thailand's Sonkham, the gold medalist at the 2013 U.S. Open, reached the final match as she defeated Cuba's Yania Aguirre 14-2 in a semifinal match.
 
Jordan's Touran advanced to the final round by outpointing Croatia's Lucija Zaninovic, the bronze medalist at the 2012 London Olympic Games, 6-3 in a semifinal match.
 
The third day of the biennial championships, on July 17, will feature two weight categories: the men's -68kg and the women's -67kg. The ongoing World Taekwondo Championships will last until July 21.