Iran’s Mahla Momenzadeh (R) receives her women’s -46kg silver medal at the 2019 World Taekwondo Championships in Manchester Arena in Manchester, Britain, on May 16, 2019.
Iranians collected two medals at the 2019 World Taekwondo Championships in Manchester, Britain.
On Thursday, 17-year-old Iranian Mahla Momenzadeh cruised into the women’s -46kg final with five straight victories, only to suffer an 11-6 defeat in the final against South Korean Sim Jae-young and clinch a prestigious silver medal.
China’s Tan Xueqin and Julanan Khantikulanonn of Thailand – who were beaten by Momenzadeh and Sim in the semis respectively – settled for joint-bronze medals.
Additionally, Armin Hadipour – representing Iran in the men’s -54kg contests – finished his campaign with a bronze following a 20-14 semifinal defeat loss at the hands of Russia’s Georgy Popov.
Hadipour – a world silver medalist in 2017 – shared the third place with Paulo Melo of Brazil – who was also beaten in the semis by South Korea’s Bae Jun-seo.
Having started on May 15, the competitions will finish in Manchester Arena on May 19.