Iran beats US to win taekwondo gold

TEHRAN, Oct. 25 (MNA) – Iranian men’s national taekwondo team won the gold medals at the second Sport Accord World Combat Games in Russia.

The Iranians routed their American and Venezuelan opponents 26-5 and 28-4 in the first and second matches on Wednesday, before they crushed South Koreans 27-7 in their third encounter on Thursday.

Later on Thursday, they overwhelmed the Spanish team 6-5 in the semi-finals, and advanced to the final. The bronze medal went to Russians, who defeated the Spanish team 13-12.

Mehr News Agency

 

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