Iran’s Ashourzadeh aims for first Olympic gold

August 13, 2016

Iran 58kg taekwandoka Farzan Ashourzadeh believes that he is completely ready to win his first Olympic medal at 2016 Rio Olympics.

The 19-year-old dubbed “the Tsunami”, who has won three gold, two silver and a bronze medals at World Grand Prix, will start his Olympic campaign on Tuesday.

“I’m 100 percent ready physically and mentally. I’ve worked hard for the Olympics and I hope my work pays off with a gold medal.

“I’ve already analyzed all 15 taekwando players in my category. In the first round I’ll face Moroccan opponent and in the second round I’ll meet the winner of Spain and China. I’ve before defeated both the Chinese and Spanish taekwondokas,” he added.

“Olympics is a different tournament and you must not underestimate any opponent. Iran’s taekwando technical staff is the best in the world and in the past three years I’ve improved a lot under guidance of them. I’ve had few defeats over the past years but those losses have helped me a lot to fix my weaknesses,” he added.

Having won World Championship, Asian Games and Asian Championships gold medal, Farzan Ashourzadeh is the favorite to win the gold medal at 2016 Rio Olympics.

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