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03 March 2023, 09:14

Deaf taekwondo team gains 6 gold, 1 silver medals in Asian championship


TEHRAN, 3 March (BelTA - IRNA). - The national Iran taekwondo team on the 1st day of 2023 Bishkek Asia Oceania Deaf Taekwondo Championship gained 6 gold and a silver medal.

The Iranian champions went to tatami in two Poomsae and George sections of the championship, and gained 2 gold medals and a silver medal in Poomsae, and 4 gold medals in George for our country.

In women's Poomsae, Iran's Maryam Khodabandeh beat her South Korean competitor to win a gold medal, and in men's field, too, Morteza Rezasefat defeated the South Korean athlete to win a silver medal. In team competitions, Iran's team, including Maryam Khodabandeh and Mortez Rezasefat, gained the gold medal again.

In women's George, too, Marziyeh Khoshahwal, Mohaddese Gholami, Fateme-Zahra Zoleikani and Mona Shiri all beat their rivals to win all four medals of the different weights.

The games' results thus far are as follws:

Poomsae men:

First: South Korea

Second: Iran (Rezasefat)

Third: Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan jointly

Poosae women:

First: Iran (Maryam Khodamabde)

Second; South Korea

Third: Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan jointly


First: Iran

Second: South Korea

Third: Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan jointly

George women:

49kg first: Iran (Khosahwal)

Second: Kyrgyzstan

Minus 53kg:

First: Iran (Fteme-Zahra Zoleikani)

Second: South Korea

Minus 57kg:

First: Iran (Mohaddese Gholami)

Second: Uzbekistan


First: Iran (Mona Shiri)

Second: Uzbekistan

The men's George competitions will be held on Friday in presence of Iran Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan, Saeed Kharrazi, who was also present in opening day's matches.

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