Five Taekwondo Medals at Int’l Tournament

On Saturday June 11, Iranian athletes managed to snatch five medals in the second day of the open 2016 International Taekwondo Tournament held in Thessaloniki, Greece.

By bagging four gold and one silver medal, the number of medals won by the Iranian squad reached five on the second day of the competition.

Members of the Iranian taekwondo squad are preparing for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games, and competed at the WTF G1 Ranking International Tournament in Greece for the technical staff to evaluate their performance.

The sixth edition of Greece’s international tournament convenes from June 10-12 with the Iranian team made up of Armin Hadipour(-54kg), Farzan Ashourzadeh (-58kg), Mehdi Khodabakhshi (-80kg), Sajjad Mardani (+87kg) and Kimia Alizadeh (-57kg).

Hadipour, Ashourzadeh, Khodabakhshi and Alizadeh won Iran’s gold medals and Mardani won the silver medal during the event, which was held in senior, junior and cadet categories.

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