Iran Wins Title at Kazakhstan Open – WTF G1
A total of 472 taekwondokas took part in the men’s and women’s junior and senior bouts of the three-day meet held during April 22-24 in Atyrau, Tasnim News Agency reported.
The Iranian squad comprised Mehdi Es’haqi and Jafar Khalilzadeh (-54kg), Mohammad Goudarzi and Sadeq Dehqani (-58kg), Aryan Mohammadi and Mehdi Yousefi (-63kg), Ahmad Khosrofar and Mehdi Jalali (-74kg), Mehdi Qiasi and Alireza Darvishpour (-80kg), Ahmad Mohammadi and Farshad Qias-Shandi (-87kg) and Hossein Qorbanzadeh and Arash Tafreshi Dabbagh (+87kg).
Iran’s medals were snatched by Khosrofar, Darvishpour, Qorbanzadeh, Es’haqi, Dehqani and Yousefi (six golds), Jalali, Ahmad Mohammadi, Khalilzadeh and Aryan Mohammadi (four silvers) and Qias-Shandi (one bronze).
Following Iran, Kazakhstan finished runner-up, snatching one gold, four silvers and eight bronzes. Uzbekistan took two bronzes to finish in the third place.
The Iranian team was coached by Fariborz Askari. His assistants were Ali-Mohammad Bashaq and Mehdi Ahmadi.