Iranians stole the show in the taekwondo competitions at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina, collecting four medals – including three golds.
On the seventh day of the event, Mohammad-Ali Khosravi – representing Iran in the men’s +73kg contests – outpointed Meng-en Lee of Chinese Taipei 2-1 in the final bout to grab country’s third gold in the Games.
Practitioners from Afghanistan and Canada jointly took the bronze after coming short in the semifinals.
In the women’s competitions, Kimia Hemmati had to settle for a silver in the +63kg weight class after she suffered a 16-18 defeat in a hard-fought final against Morocco’s Fatima-Ezzahra Aboufaras.
The Chinese and Russian athletes took the joint-third spots.
Earlier in the Games, Yalda Valinejad and Ali Eshkevarian had opened the account for Iran in the multi-sport event.
Valinejad outpowered Nadica Bozanic of Serbia 23-17 for the women’s -63kg gold while Eshkevarian also came out victorious against Belgium’s Badr Achab by a 17-16 scoreline in the men’s -73kg final.
Having started on October 6, the third edition of the event will finish in the Argentine capital on October 18.