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