News ID: 235208
Published: 0350 GMT December 03, 2018

Iran completes title hat-trick at world military taekwondo meet

Iran completes title hat-trick at world military taekwondo meet

Sports Desk

Iran was crowned the champion at the 24th World Military Taekwondo Championship in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A total of four medals – including three golds – sealed the third consecutive title for Iran.

On Monday, Iran’s Hadi Tiran Valipour brought the curtain down on glittering campaign for the country’s eight-man team with a bronze medal in the men’s -63kg contests.

Having suffered a second-round defeat, Valipour bounced back in the repechage bouts and eventually beat a Mongolian opponent for the third-spot finish.

Earlier in the competitions, Mohammad Kazemi, Hamidreza Sadri and Amirmohammad Bakhshi had won three gold medals.

Kazemi opened the account for Iran with a victory in the men’s -58kg final while Sadri and Bakhshi took the country’s tally to three with triumph in the -54kg and -68kg weight categories respectively.

Following Iran in the overall standings, Russia finished second with six medals (two golds) and China stood third, collecting one gold, three silvers and one bronze.

Having started on November 27, the competition finished at Rio’s the Amazonas Azul Gymnasium on December 3.



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