Female taekwondo team collect four medals in Africa

TEHRAN, Apr. 09 (MNA) – Iran’s female taekwondo squad bagged one bronze, one silver and two gold trophies on the opening day of the 1st Africa WTF President Cup G2.

Promoted by Africa Taekwondo Union (AFTU), the event is underway from 07-09 April 2017 in Agadir of Morocco where 239 taekwondo fighters are competing for medals.

Women events in -46, -53, -62 and +73 weight divisions were held on Saturday and Iran’s Fatemeh Maddahi and Kiana Akhavan (046kg), Fatemoeh Omouri (-53kg), Hananeh Hemmati and Parisa Javadi (-62kg) as well as Nafiseh Mokhlesi and Fatemeh Mostafaei (-73kg) managed to bring home four gold, silver and bronze medals.

At -46-kilogram weight category, Maddahi clinched the title while Akhavan finished vice-champion. Mostafaei landed first in -73kg group though Mokhlesi stood on the third podium.

Today, remaining taekwondo practitioners will face rivals in -49, -57, -67 ad +67kg weight groups with Sudabeh Poursadeghi and Nahid Kiani (-49kg), Mahsa Jeddi and Tayebeh Parsa (-57kg), Hanieh Akhlaghi (-67kg) in addition to Akram Khodabandeh (+73kg) will represent the Persian side.

The Iranian outfit is led by Mahrou Kamrani as the head coach as well as Sarah Khoshjamal and Reihaneh Fouladi as couches.

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