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Iran clinches Asian Para Taekwondo Championships title

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Members of the Iran men’s and women’s national para taekwondo teams pose for a group photograph during the fourth edition of Asian Para Taekwondo Championships in Hochiminh, Vietnam, on May 24, 2018.

Iranian athletes have put a magnificent end to their campaign at the fourth edition of Asian Para Taekwondo Championships in Vietnam, and claimed the top spot overall at the prestigious continental event.

Iran placed first in the overall standing of the competitions at Phu Tho Indoor Sports Stadium in southern Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City after picking up six gold, one silver, and two bronze medals.

Uzbekistan finished as vice champion and sat in the second slot of the chart. Mongolia earned the third spot.

Mehdi Pourrahnama, Hamed Haghshenas and Saeed Sadeghianpour claimed three gold medals for the Islamic Republic of Iran in the men’s minus 75-kilogram (K44), over 75-kilogram (K44) and minus 65-kilogram (K42) classes.

Ahmad Narimani and Mehdi Bahrami-Azar added two gold medals to Iran’s medal haul in the men’s over 75-kilogram (K42) and over 75-kilogram (K43) divisions.

Mahtab Nabavi also competed in the women’s minus 49-kilogram (K41) section, and struck a gold medal.

Additionally, Asghar Azizi earned a silver medal in the men’s over 75-kiloghram (K44) category.

Mohammad Reza Shabani and Nabavi also snatched two bronzes for Iran in the men’s minus 75-kilogram (K42) and women’s minus 49-kilogram (K41) classes.

The fourth edition of Asian Para Taekwondo Championships kicked off on May 24 and finished on the same day.

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