Iran shines at Taekwondo Champs with 5 gold medals

TEHRAN, Aug. 24 (MNA) – Iran reaffirmed its supremacy in taekwondo as it swept all the five weight categories on the first day of the 2nd WTF World Cadet Taekwondo Championships in Muju, South Korea.

In the female -29kg final match, Iran's Fatemeh Ebrahimzadeh could won a gold medal for Iran with four victories against rivals from Palestine, Turkey, France and Russia.

In the male -65kg final match, Iran's Mohammad Khani beat Russia's Stanislav Melnik 18-11 for the gold medal. He could grab the medal by defeating rivals from Egyptian, Ecuador, Kazakhstan and Russia.

In the female -33kg final match, Iran's Mahla Momenzadeh defeated Thailand's Chutikan Jongkolrattanawattana to earn her country the gold. English Jordyn Smith and the United States' Ash Ogan shared the bronze in the same weight category.

In the male +65kg final match, Iran's Nima Mehrali needed a fourth golden-point round for the gold medal against host Korea's Min-hyeok Kim.

In the female -51kg final match, Iran's Mobina Shakeri took home the gold medal as she outpointed Russia's Polina Arzhevitina for the gold medal. She encountered rivals from Morocco, Brazil, Egypt, South Korea and Russia and grabbed gold medal defeating all the rivals.

Attended by 465 Taekwondo athletes from 59 countries, the 2nd WTF World Cadet Taekwondo Championships kicked off on August 23 in Muju, South Korea and will wrap up on August 26.

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