GYEONGJU 20140

Iran got another three golds

Iranian taekwondo fighters have managed to clinch three more gold medals to raise the country’s total medal count at the 2014 Gyeongju Korea Open International Taekwondo Championships in South Korea.


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Iranian junior taekwondo fighter Kimiya Alizadeh (center) poses for a photo following victory in the minus 59-kilogram weight division and winning a gold medal at the 2014 Gyeongju Korea Open International Taekwondo Championships in South Korea.

 

On Wednesday, Iranian female taekwondo practitioner Kimiya Alizadeh exhibited impressive performance in her march to final competition at Gyeongju Indoor Stadium in the coastal city of Gyeongju, situated 370 kilometers (230 miles) southeast of the capital Seoul, in the minus 59-kilogram division, informed Presstv.ir.

She overcame her Taiwanese opponent 15-3 and Iran’s Mahsa Jeddi 4-0, before defeating British rival Lauren Williams 13-7 in the semi-final.

Alizadeh overwhelmed a representative from Italy in the last contest, and collected the junior gold medal.

Later in the day, Danial Salehimehr overpowered his South Korean rival 10-5 in the final bout of minus 73-kilogram class, and fetched another junior gold medal for Iran.

In the men’s minus 87-kilogramg category, Ahmad Mohammadi beat a contestant from South Korea 11-9 and won the gold medal.

On Tuesday, 23-year-old Iranian athlete Mehdi Khodabakhshi was victorious over his South Korean opponent In the final competition of men’s minus 80-kilogram weight class, and picked up the gold medal.

Iranian sportsmen had earlier demonstrated dazzling performances at the taekwondo event and were awarded four medals, including two golds.

The 2014 Gyeongju Korea Open International Taekwondo Championships opened in the South Korean city of Gyeongju on July 11, and wrapped up on July 16.

The competitions were held in junior, senior and cadet categories. Cadet competitions were staged in two sections: 8-10 and 11-13 years old.

A total of 1,770 athletes participated in the five-day international taekwondo tournament.

 

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