Asian Games: Poomsae practitioner Salahshouri snatches silver

August 19, 2018

TEHRAN – Iran’s Marjan Salahshouri won a silver medal in women's individual Poomsae event in the 2018 Asian Games.

She lost to Defia Rosmaniar from Indonesia at the Plenary Hall of the Jakarta Convention Centre.

Rosmaniar scored 8.690 to pip Salahshouri who scored 8.470.

Earlier in the day, Kourosh Bakhtiar claimed Iran’s first medal in the men's individual poomsae event.

Bakhtiar won a silver medal after losing to South Korean Kang Min-sung in the final.

 Taekwondo is a Korean martial art that emphasizes skill, strength, and speed of kick.

It was first introduced in Asian Games in 1986, but missed the 1990 Beijing Asiad.

The 18th Asian Games stage 465 events out of 40 sports, among which 330 events from 32 sports will feature in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The Games, attracting more than 10,000 athletes, will run through Sept. 2.

These are the 18th edition of the quadrennial event.

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