Iran taekwondo grabs 2 more medals in Moscow

TEHRAN, Aug. 18 (MNA) – Iranian male and female taekwondo practitioners staged remarkable performances in Russia bringing home two more medals.

17-year-old Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin managed to down her British opponent Jade Jones in the final encounter and snatched the gold medal in the women’s minus 57-kilogram weight division at the 2015 WTF World Taekwondo Grand Prix Series 1 in the Russian capital city of Moscow.

The young Iranian athlete had earlier overpowered Taiwanese, British, South Korean and Croatian taekwondo practitioners in her march to the final.

Meanwhile, Iranian taekwondo fighter Abolfazl Yaghoubi collected the bronze medal in the men’s minus 68-kilogram weight category.

The 2015 WTF World Taekwondo Grand Prix Series 1 opened in the Russian capital of Moscow on August 14, and wrapped up on Sunday.

The three-day event brought together 245 taekwondo practitioners from 52 countries, including Croatia, Egypt, Iran, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Turkey and the United States.

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