Iran claims two golds at 2022 World Taekwondo Junior Championships

Iran claims two golds at 2022 World Taekwondo Junior Championships

Iranian taekwondo practitioners won two gold medals in the second day of the 2022 World Taekwondo Junior Championships.

Abolfazl Zandi defeated Pornpawit Toruen from Thailand in the men’s -48kg. Zandi won the first round 15-12 and finished the second round with a commanding score of 25-12.

Mobina Nematzadeh and Thailand’s Kamonchanok Seeken delivered the last of the finals as they faced each other in the women’s -49kg. Nematzadeh put on a dominant display in the first round as she scored 9 points without conceding any. In the second round Seeken did manage to get on the scoreboard but it was not enough and Nematzadeh won the round 8-1 to win the match.

Sogand Shiri of Iran in the women’s -42kg had won a gold in the first day, while Parnia Salmani claimed a silver in the women’s -44kg.

More than 1,250 athletes from 90 countries plus a refugee team compete in Sofia, Bulgaria during the World Championships.

 

 

By TEHRAN TIMES

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