Tashkent 20140

Iran, Kings of Asia…

Iranian men’s taekwondo team has been crowned as the champion of the 2014 Asian Taekwondo Championships held in Uzbekistan.



The Iranian team won the title on Wednesday after claiming three gold, two silver and a bronze medal in the 21st Asian event in Tashkent, informed www.presstv.ir.

On the last day of the event, Mehdi Khodabakhshi bagged a gold medal in -80kg weight class after defeating a Filipino player 15-1 in the final match.

In -87kg category, Yousef Karami claimed a silver medal after losing the final match to an athlete from the host Uzbekistan.

Morteza Shiri was defeated by a South Korean athlete in +87kg, receiving a bronze medal.

On Tuesday, Behnam Asbaghi was crowned as the champion of Asia’s -68kg, winning competitors from Kazakhstan, South Korea, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia.

Alireza Nasr Azadani lost the final match to a South Korean player and came in second in -74 kg.

On Monday, Farzan Ashoorzadeh claimed a gold medal after overpowering rivals from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Vietnam.

Iran also won the Asian title in 2008 and 2010.

Iran’s women team also bagged four medals at the Asian Championships. Akram Khodabandeh took a silver medal in +87 kg, while Shokraneh Izadi, Susan Hajipour and Farideh Rashidi won bronze medals in -67kg, -57kg  and -49kg respectively.

The 21st Asian Taekwondo Championships opened in Tashkent on May 25, attracting 542 athletes from 34 countries.

On May 25, Iran’s poomsae team also stood on top of the podium at the Asian event with five gold, three silver and three bronze medals.



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