Khaleej Times

South Koreans start in style


South Korea took the first two gold medals in the 2017 World Taekwondo Championsh­ips on Sunday with victories for both the men and women.

In the men’s under-54kg category, Kim Tae-Hun, bronze medallist at the 2016 Rio Olympics, defeated Armin Hadipour of Iran 10-6 to win a third successive world title. Sim Jae-Young added a second gold for the host nation in the women’s under 46 kg event.

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