Iranian teen snatches gold at World Taekwondo C’ship

TEHRAN, Aug. 08 (MNA) – Iranian athlete Mobina Nematzadeh won a gold medal on the first day of the World Cadet Taekwondo Championships, which is underway in Uzbekistan’s capital Tashkent.

Nematzadeh defeated South Korea’s Kim Gahyeon 24-4 in the women’s under-51kg final on Wednesday to grab the gold medal.

Another Iranian athlete, Mohammad Mahdi Taherkhani, grabbed a bronze in the men’s over-65kg final, standing behind Juan Carlos Martinez Ayala from Mexico who won the gold, and Russia’s Ivan Skudrit who won the silver medal.

A total of 550 athletes, aged from 12 to 14, from 64 countries are competing at the Universal Sports Palace in Tashkent.

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