GUANGZHOU 20100

Iran hot on South Korea's heels in taekwondo

World champion Mohammad Bagheri Motamed beat Jang Se-Wook 6-4 in the men's 68kg final Friday as Iran trailed world leaders South Korea 4-3 in the Asian Games taekwondo gold medal hunt.


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South Korea added two more gold medals with one day left in the competition as Korea Open champion Lee Dae-Hoon came from 3-0 down to beat Thailand’s Nacha Punthong 10-9 in the men’s 63kg final.

In the women’s 62kg final, Noh Eun-Sil overwhelmed Raheleh Asemani of Iran 14-2.

Hosts China grabbed their second title of these Games with Guo Yunfei beating Iranian Parisa Farshidi 4-2 in the women’s 67kg final.

Bagheri Motamed, 24, who also retained the 68kg Asian championship by whipping Jang in the final this year, jumped to an early 2-0.

But the 19-year-old Korean tied the score at 2-2 in the third round before the Iranian delivered a smart kick to the head for three points to move ahead 5-2.

After an exchange of body kicks, Bagheri Motamed emerged the winner at 6-4.

Iran’s gold medals have all been won by men while China have trimphed in two women’s divisions. Jordan, Thailand and Taiwan had one gold each.

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Source: The Times of India

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