Iran’s Salimi Takes Gold at 2022 World Taekwondo Grand Slam
- April, 02, 2023 - 15:47
- Sports news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Arian Salimi of Iran won a gold medal at the Wuxi 2022 World Taekwondo Grand Slam Champions Series on Sunday.
Salimi defeated Emre Kutalmis Atesli of Turkey in the men’s +80kg.
Salimi began the match very strongly recording a 12-1 victory in the opening round. In the second round Salimi won 12-10 to take the gold.
Danial Bozorgi of Iran won a silver medal in the men’s -68kg after losing to Ulugbek Rashitov of Uzbekistan. Bozorgi won the first round 5-3 but lost the second round 7-6.
In the final round it looked like Bozorgi would take the gold as he was 5-1 up with 10 seconds to go but a dramatic final flurry saw Rashitov win the round 6-6 win by final score.
Iran’s Reza Kalhor also won a bronze medal in this weight class after beating Jaegwon Kang of Korea.