Kayhan London: A three-member Iranian women’s taekwondo team has won first place in the 11th World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships, held in mid-November in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. Atousa Farahmand, Masoumeh Hosseini and Sona Razaghi secured the gold medal by defeating their Korean opponents in the women poomsae 31-40 age category. France and Finland shared third place.
Ali Salmani, Akbar Forouzan, and Rahmat Nazari, members of the Iranian men’s taekwondo team, won bronze in the poomsae 31-to-40 age category.
South Korea and the Philippines won first and second place, respectively, in the overall men’s poomsae team competition. Iran and the U.S.A shared third place.
Translated from Persian by Fardine Hamidi