Ira­nian taek­wondo ath­letes win two gold medals at Youth Olympic Games

Tehran Times - - SPORTS -

TAS­NIM — Ira­nian taek­won­dokas Yalda Va­line­jad and Ali Eshkavar­ian snatched two gold medals at the third edi­tion of the Youth Olympic Games.

Va­line­jad beat Ser­bia’s Nad­ica Bozanic of Ser­bia in the women’s un­der 63 kilo­gram fi­nal 23-17.

She had al­ready de­feated Natali Iyad Ad­nan Ha­maidi from Jor­dan 12-2 and then beat Mex­i­can ath­lete Les­lie Xcaret Soltero Gar­cía 26-22.

Eshkavar­ian also de­feated Badr Achab of Bel­gium in men’s un­der-73kg di­vi­sion gold medal match 17-16.

He had pre­vi­ously de­feated Qiu Hong-Sheng from Chi­nese Taipei 19-17 and Ecuador’s Dar­lyn Padilla 29-5.

The taek­wondo tour­na­ment at the 2018 Sum­mer Youth Olympics has brought 100 ath­letes at Par­que Polide­portivo Roca in Buenos Aires.

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