Iran taek­wondo fight­ers clinch 2 medals in World Cham­pi­onships

Tehran Times - - SPORT -

Ira­nian taek­wondo prac­ti­tion­ers have demon­strated amaz­ing dis­plays of prow­ess and kick­ing tech­niques at the 2017 World Taek­wondo Cham­pi­onships in South Korea, and re­ceived two medals, in­clud­ing one sil­ver.

On Sun­day, Ar­min Hadipour got the sil­ver medal in the men’s mi­nus 54-kilo­gram weight di­vi­sion after he could not over­come his South Korean op­po­nent Kim Tae-hun 6-10 in the fi­nal en­counter of the cat­e­gory at T1 Arena in South Korea’s south­west­ern county of Muju.

Fur­ther­more, Ma­soud Ha­jizavareh could not show up for the last con­test of men’s mi­nus 74-kilo­gram cat­e­gory due to injuries he had sus­tained ear­lier in the tour­na­ment, and set­tled for the bronze.

The 2017 World Taek­wondo Cham­pi­onships, which is the 23rd edi­tion of the world taek­wondo cham­pi­onships, opened in Muju, South Korea, on June 24 and will run through June 30.

A to­tal of 973 ath­letes from 183 na­tions have re­port­edly taken part in the pres­ti­gious in­ter­na­tional tour­na­ment.

The Ira­nian men’s na­tional taek­wondo team con­sists of Ar­min Hadipour, Farzan Ashourzadeh, Mirhashem Hos­seini, Abol­fazl Yaghoubi, Ma­soud Ho­jjizav­vareh, Pourya Er­fa­nian, Saeid Ra­jabi, and Sa­j­jad Mar­dani.

They will be in ac­tion in the mi­nus 54-kilo­gram, mi­nus 58-kilo­gram, mi­nus 63-kilo­gram, mi­nus 68-kilo­gram, mi­nus 74-kilo­gram, mi­nus 80-kilo­gram, mi­nus 87-kilo­gram and over 87-kilo­gram weight cat­e­gories.

Nahid Kiani, Tayebeh Parsa, Kimia Al­izadeh, Me­lika Pourhos­seini, Zahra Poures­maeil, and Akram Khod­a­ban­deh are the mem­bers of the Ira­nian men’s na­tional taek­wondo team, who will vie for top hon­ors in the mi­nus 49-kilo­gram, mi­nus 57-kilo­gram, mi­nus 62-kilo­gram, mi­nus 67-kilo­gram, mi­nus 73-kilo­gram and over 73-kilo­gram sec­tions.

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