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Iranian taekwondo competitor wins gold in World Championships

COPENHAGEN, Oct. 17 (Mehr News Agency) -- Mohammad Baqeri-Motamed claimed a gold medal in the WTF World Taekwondo Championships in Copenhagen on Friday night. The Iranian taekwondoka beat Idulio Islas at the Ballerup Super Arena.

Mohammad Baqeri-Motamed

The -68 kg Iranian athlete showed his supremacy by beating his Mexican rival 4-2 in the final match.

"I was here to win the gold. I am so happy one of my dreams has come true. I have three goals in my sports life. To win the World Championships gold was the first. I want to win the 2010 Asian Games and the 2012 Olympic Games gold medals as well," said Baqeri-Motamed.

The other Iranian athlete Reza Naderian bagged silver in -63 kg after being beaten by South Korean taekwondoka Hyo-Seob Yeom 4-2 on Friday.

The event drew a total of 928 athletes, including 558 men, from 142 countries, the largest ever in WTF Championships history.

Electronic body protectors and an instant video replay system are being introduced for the first time at the ongoing World Championships, which continues until October 18.

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