Iranian taekwondo practitioner Kimia Alizadeh Zenoozi has been named as the flag-bearer of the opening ceremony of the forthcoming 2017 World Taekwondo Championships, which will take place in South Korea’s southwestern county of Muju later this month.
International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) has named the 18-year-old Iranian and bronze medalist at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games as the athlete, who will carry the ITF flag at the inauguration of the championships.
She will also be clad in an outfit bearing the new logo of the International Taekwon-Do Federation.
The 2017 World Taekwondo Championships, which will be the 23rd edition of the world taekwondo championships, will be held in Muju, South Korea, between June 24 and June 30.
A total of 917 athletes from 183 nations will reportedly take part in the prestigious international tournament.
The Iranian men's national taekwondo team consists of Armin Hadipour, Farzan Ashourzadeh, Mirhashem Hosseini, Abolfazl Yaghoubi, Masoud Hojjizavvareh, Pourya Erfanian, Saeid Rajabi, and Sajjad Mardani.
They will be in action in the minus 54-kilogram, minus 58-kilogram, minus 63-kilogram, minus 68-kilogram, minus 74-kilogram, minus 80-kilogram, minus 87-kilogram and over 87-kilogram weight categories.
Nahid Kiani, Tayebeh Parsa, Kimia Alizadeh, Melika Pourhosseini, Zahra Pouresmaeil, and Akram Khodabandeh are the members of the Iranian men's national taekwondo team, who will vie for top honors in the minus 49-kilogram, minus 57-kilogram, minus 62-kilogram, minus 67-kilogram, minus 73-kilogram and over 73-kilogram sections.
The Iranian male and female taekwondo practitioners departed for South Korea on Sunday night.