ISG 2021: Iran’s Lotfi Wins Taekwondo’s Second Gold

ISG 2021: Iran’s Lotfi Wins Taekwondo’s Second Gold

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian taekwondo athlete Hossein Lotfi snatched a gold medal the 2021 Islamic Solidarity Games on Tuesday.

He defeated Gorkem Polat from Turkey in the final match of the Men’s 58kg.

Nahid Kiani had previously claimed a gold medal in the Women’s 53kg category by beating Moroccan Oumaima El Bouchti 2-0 in the final match.

Nastaran Valizadeh in the women's 57kg and Mahdi Hajimousaei in the men’s 54kg also won two bronze medals.

The 2021 Islamic Solidarity Games are being held in Konya, Turkey, from August 09 to 18, 2022. It is a multinational, multi-sport event that is played between the athletes from the nations of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

With an exception of the 2010 Games, it has taken place every four years since its debut in 2005 at Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

The Islamic Solidarity Games are organized and directed by the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation and the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation, but for the first time in history, the event is organized by the Turkish Olympic Committee.

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