Iran Wins World Taekwondo Team Championships Title

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran claimed the title of the World Taekwondo Team Championships at the Palais de Sports de Treichville in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on Wednesday.

Iran Wins World Taekwondo Team Championships Title

The Iranian team defeated China 58-51 in its first step and then defeated Nigeria 37-14. Host Ivory Coast withdrew from the competition and Iran qualified for the semi-final with three consecutive win.

Iran defeated South Korea 55-38 in the semis and beat Russia 34-33 in the final match.

Iran’s Mahdi “The Terminator” Khodabakhshi – marking a triumphant return to premier-league taekwondo after a long, post-Rio layoff – was named Male MVP.

Best Male Coach was Iran’s Seyed Nemat Khalifeh.

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