Iran Clinches Men's Overall World Taekwondo Championships Title

Iran Clinches Men's Overall World Taekwondo Championships Title

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran took the men's overall title of the 2015 WTF World Taekwondo Championships on Monday.

The biennial championships, which took place at the jam-packed 7,500-seat Traktor Arena, drew a total of 873 athletes from 139 countries on the registration basis.

South Korea clinched the women's overall title.

In the men's division, Iran grabbed three gold medals and one bronze for a total of 65 points for the first place, followed by host Russia with two silvers and three bronzes for 50 points.

The third placer was Uzbekistan, which won one gold and two silvers for 43 points, followed by Korea with one gold and one bronze for 42 points. Spain came in fifth with one silver and one bronze for 34 points.

The Good Fighting Spirit Award went to Iraq, while the Active Participation Award went to Swaziland.

Korea's Nam-won Kang was chosen as the best female team coach, while Iran's Bijan Moghanlou was selected as the best male team coach,

The Best Referee Awards went to Guatemala's Marco Vinicio Prado Serrano, Sweden's Reza Abrishami, Russia's Andrey Khegay, Brazil's Marcelo Vinicius Costa Rezende and Thailand's Kalaya Suddi.

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