Asian Games: Kourosh Bakhtiar takes Iran’s first medal

August 19, 2018

TEHRAN - Kourosh Bakhtiar claimed Iran’s first medal in the men's individual poomsae event at the 2018 Asian Games on Sunday.

Bakhtiar started the competition with a win over Phal Sovannat from Cambodia.

He beat Indonesian Abdurrahman Wahyu in quarter-final and defeated Chen Ching from Chinese Taipei to qualify for the final.

Bakhtiar lost to South Korean Kang Min-sung in the final and seized a silver medal.

Kang scored 8.810 points compared to Bakhtiar's 8.730.

Thailand’s Pongporn Suvittayarak and Chen Ching from Chinese Taipei won the bronze medal.

The men's individual poomsae event at the 2018 Asian Games took place on 19 August 2018 at Jakarta Convention Center Plenary Hall, Jakarta, Indonesia.

The 2018 Asian Games, officially known as the 18th Asian Games and also known as Jakarta Palembang 2018, is a pan-Asian multi-sport event scheduled to be held from 18 August to 2 September in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang.

The athletes will compete in 465 events across 40 sports and 67 disciplines.

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