Young Iranian taekwondo fighters have put in spirited performances at the 12th edition of Asian Junior Taekwondo Championships in Lebanon, and received seven medals, including four precious golden ones.
On Saturday and the opening day of the continental tournament at the Nouhad Naufal Indoor Stadium in the Lebanese capital city of Beirut, Seyyed Mohammad Matin Hosseini and Amir Mohammad Rahmanirad got the gold medals in the male minus 48-kilogram and over 78-kilogram weight divisions after they managed to overcome their opponents in final encounters.
Mahdi Razmiyan got the silver medal in the male minus 45-kiloram class, and Sina Reza Alizadeh settled for the bronze in the male minus 63-kilogram section.
Moreover, Ghazal Houshmand and Niousha Shadlou Sayyad were awarded gold in the female minus 42-kilogram and over 68-kilogram weight categories.
Parniyan Nouri could earn the bronze in the female minus 52-kiloram class.
The 12th edition of Asian Junior Taekwondo Championships started in Beirut, Lebanon, on September 2 and will finish on September 4, 2023.
Dozens of male and female taekwondo practitioners from various Asian countries, including Chinese Taipei, India, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Mongolia, the Philippines, South Korea and Thailand, have taken part in the event.