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Injured World Champion An CHang-Rim cancels Worlds

1 Aug 2019 11:40

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World Champion An Chang-Rim will not be able to defend the World title. The Korean star is too injured ad had to take the difficult decision to withdraw from the championships starting from 25 August. An was the only one to stop the Japanese opposition last year and captured the world title for the first time since 2010 by a non-Japanese fighter.

At this Facebook he announced he will withdraw and thanks all his fans for the support.

“I was determined to prepare for my second victory at the World Championships but I had no other choice and was forced to make a difficult decision due to my neck injury. I will miss the championships.

We have received a lot of support from everyone until now, and despite the fact that we were looking forward to watching the game in Tokyo and buying tickets for the tournament and scheduling for watching the game, we feel very sorry about this.

Thank you for your understanding and understanding, and we hope you will continue to warmly watch over us, thank you for your support!”

Previously An Ba-Ul announced to miss the Worlds due to a disciplinary suspension but is taken into the draft selection.

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