Hajizavareh Claims Iran’s 11th Gold Medal in Asian Games
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Masoud Hajizavareh claimed the gold medal of the taekwondo competition in the 2014 Asian games.
Hajizavareh defeated Nikita Rafalovich from Uzbekistan 3-2 in the men -74 kg weight class and won the gold medal.
“We are happy to win the gold medal. Masoud worked hard to win the gold and finally earned it. He defeated a powerful rival in the final match,” Iran taekwondo coach Bijan Moghanlou said.
Iranian athletes had already won nine gold medals in the games.
Najmeh Khedmati won Iran’s first gold medal in the women's 10m air rifle.
Wushu exponent Mohsen Mohammadseifi also seized a gold medal.
Mohsen Shadi Naghadeh won a gold medal at the men's single sculls race of the rowing.
Mohammad Daneshvar claimed a gold medal in the men's Keirin final.
Super heavyweight weightlifter Behdad Salimi snatched a gold medal.
Archer Esmaeil Ebadi won the gold medal of the compound men's individual.
Reza Yazdani claimed a gold medal in the men's freestyle 97kg.
Masoud Esmaeilpour bagged a gold medal in the men's freestyle 61 kg.
Meisam Mostafa Joukar claimed a gold medal in the men's freestyle 86 kg.
And Parviz Hadi won the gold in the men's freestyle 125 kg.
Some 9,500 athletes from 45 countries are competing at the Games, the world's second-biggest multi-sport event after the summer Olympics, with 439 gold medals in 36 sports up for grabs.
Iran has participated in the games with 276 athletes in 22 sports.