Iran's Kalhor wins gold at 2022 World Taekwondo Junior C'ship

TEHRAN, Aug. 08 (MNA) – Reza Kalhor and Saghar Moradi of Iran claimed a gold and a silver medal respectively in the 2022 World Taekwondo Junior Championships on Saturday.

In the men’s under-73 kilograms, Reza Kalhor of Iran started strongly by winning the first round 9-3 against Munir Furkan Dogru before following up with dominating 11-1 win in the second round and gold, Tehran Times reported.

Moradi was pitted against Sarah Chaari of Belgium with the Iranian taking the opening round 15-8.

Chaari came back in the second round to make the fight interesting and won 9-8.

The Belgian was pumped and full of confidence after that and wrapped the third round  and the medal with a 10-6 victory.

Sogand Shiri in the women’s -42kg, Abolfazl Zandi in the men’s -48kg, Mobina Nematzadeh in the women's 49kg and Matin Rezaei in the  men's -63kghad previously won four gold medals in the event. 

More than 1,250 athletes from 90 countries plus a refugee team compete in Sofia, Bulgaria during the World Championships.

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