Iran’s Sousan Hajipour wins bronze in Asiad

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian taekwondo player Sousan Hajipour bagged a bronze medal in the 17th Asian Games on Tuesday.

 

Hajipour lost to Yun Wen Huang from Chinese Taipei 5-0 in the women -53 kg semi-final at the Ganghwa Dolmens Gymnasium in Incheon, South Korea.

“We expected to win a gold medal. We wanted to make the Iranian people happy,” Iran taekwondo coach Minoo Maddah said.

Some 9,500 athletes from 45 countries are competing at the Games, the world’s second-biggest multi-sport event after the summer Olympics, with 439 gold medals in 36 sports up for grabs.

Iran has participated in the games with 276 athletes in 22 sports.

By Tasnim News Agency

 

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