TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei in a message congratulated Iran’s national taekwondo team on winning the title of the 2015 WTF World Taekwondo Championships in Russia.
“I congratulate the taekwondo players and crew of the national team of our dear country Iran on winning the world championship, and I’m thankful that you could once again hoist the sacred flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” the Leader said in a message on Monday.
Iranian athletes took the men’s overall title of the 2015 WTF World Taekwondo Championships in Russia’s Chelyabinsk on Monday.
The biennial championships, which took place at the jam-packed 7,500-seat Traktor Arena, drew a total of 873 athletes from 139 countries on the registration basis.
In the men’s division, Iran grabbed three gold medals and one bronze for a total of 65 points for the first place, followed by host Russia with two silvers and three bronzes for 50 points.
The third placer was Uzbekistan, which won one gold and two silvers for 43 points, followed by Korea with one gold and one bronze for 42 points. Spain came in fifth with one silver and one bronze for 34 points.