Pourrahnama Earns Gold at World Para Taekwondo C’ships

Pourrahnama Earns Gold at World Para Taekwondo C’ships

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran's Mehdi Pourrahnama claimed a gold medal at the 2021 World Para Taekwondo Championships on Sunday.

Pourrahnama defeated Turkey's Fatih Celik 34-5 in the final match of the  -70kg K44.

Mahtab Nabavi had already won a gold for Iran in the -57kg K41 final match after defeating Turkey’s Fatma Atilmis.

It is the third time Turkey hosted Para Taekwondo’s biggest event, following the Samsun 2015 and Antalya 2019.

Istanbul 2021 has become the second-biggest Para Taekwondo event of all-time. The 2019 World Championships featured 333 athletes from 66 countries.

Due to travel restrictions related to COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, at least four teams, namely Afghanistan, Ghana, Japan, and Morocco withdrew from the competition.

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