Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:20AM
Iranian taekwondo practitioner Armin Hadipoor
Iranian taekwondo practitioner Armin Hadipoor

Iranian taekwondo practitioners have demonstrated amazing displays of prowess and kicking techniques at the 2017 World Taekwondo Championships in South Korea, and received two medals, including one silver.

On Sunday, Armin Hadipour got the silver medal in the men’s minus 54-kilogram weight division after he could not overcome his South Korean opponent Kim Tae-hun 6-10 in the final encounter of the category at T1 Arena in South Korea’s southwestern county of Muju.

Furthermore, Masoud Hajizavareh could not show up for the last contest of men’s minus 74-kilogram category due to injuries he had sustained earlier in the tournament, and settled for the bronze.

Iranian taekwondo practitioner Masoud Hajizavareh

The 2017 World Taekwondo Championships, which is the 23rd edition of the world taekwondo championships, opened in Muju, South Korea, on June 24 and will run through June 30.

A total of 973 athletes from 183 nations have reportedly taken 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 women'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.