Iran ready for Chelyabinsk

Iran - 2015/05/08 - Iran taekwondo team left Tehran early Friday to participate at the 2015 World Taekwondo Championships in Russia.



The championships will take place in the Russian city Chelyabinsk from May 12-18.

Eight taekwondo players, namely Farzan Ashourzadeh, Abolfazl Yaghoubi, Alireza Nasr Azadani, Mehdi Khodabakhshi, Masoud Hajizavareh, Sajjad Mardani and Omid Amidi will feature Iran in the prestigious competitions.

A total number of 875 athletes from 136 countries have submitted their entry forms for the biennial championships, which is the 22nd edition of its kind for men and 15th for women.

The seven-day event will feature eight male and eight female weight categories at the Traktor Arena in Chelyabinsk.

A total of 100 international referees, including 29 females, will officiate at the Grade-12 championships. The gold medalists will receive 120 ranking points, while the silver medalists will earn 72 ranking points. The bronze medal winners will gain 43.2 ranking points.


MasTKD Team



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