Thu Apr 20, 2017 07:27AM
Iranian taekwondo fighter Zahra Shojaei
Iranian taekwondo fighter Zahra Shojaei

Young Iranian taekwondo fighters have demonstrated awe-inspiring displays at the 9th edition of the Asian Junior Taekwondo Championships in Kazakhstan, and received four medals, including two precious golden ones.

On Wednesday, Zahra Shojaei got the gold medal in the female minus 63-kilogram weight division after she managed to overcome her South Korean opponent Da Bin Song 23-3 in the final encounter of the category in the western Kazakh city of Atyrau.

Mobina Nejad Katesari also prevailed over South Korean participator Mi-Reu Kang 23-3 in the final contest of the female minus 42-kilogram weight section to snatch the second gold medal for Iran.

Additionally, Iranian taekwondo fighter Hamidreza Sadri earned the silver medal in the male minus 48-kilogram weight class.

Earlier in the tournament, Mahla Mo’menzadeh had conceded a 9-18 defeat to a representative from Thailand in the final competition of the female minus 44-kilogram weight section, and collected a silver medal.

The 9th edition of the Asian Junior Taekwondo Championships kicked off in Atyrau, Kazakhstan, on April 19, and will finish on April 21, 2017.

The tournament has brought together dozens of male and female taekwondo practitioners from various Asian countries, including Afghanistan, China, Chinese Taipei, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Korea and Thailand.

Iranian referees Hamid Assadollahi and Zahra Eftekhari are officiating at the continental sports event.