Rouhani congratulates Iran’s female taekwondo team over world title

November 22, 2016

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani extends his congratulation to taekwondo female team for winning the 2016 World Taekwondo Junior Championships.

The Iranian team, headed by Fatemeh Safarpour, claimed two gold and two bronze medals in the five-day competition held in Burnaby, Canada.

“I congratulate the Iranian female taekwondo practitioners, coaches and the nation over winning the world championship for the first time,” Rouhani said.

Zahra Pouresmaeil in the +68kg weight class and Mobina Nejad Katesari in -42kg won two gold medals respectively.  Mobina Babalou in -55kg class and Parisa Javadi Kouchaksarei in -63kg seized two bronze medals.

Iran stood on the podium with 55 points, followed by Chinese Taipei who won one gold and three silver medals and bagged 55 points.

Russian Federation came third with 50 points, winning three silver and two bronze medals.

Also, Iran male team finished in fourth place in the competition with 47 points, winning one gold and one silver.

Republic of Korea won the title bagging 93 points with five gold medals and two bronzes.

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