Source: Mehr News Agency
Iran claimed the title of the 8th WTF World Junior Taekwondo Championships in Tiajuana, Mexico, on Tuesday. Iran won the men's title by winning three gold medals, one silver and one bronze.
Head Coach: Mohammad Reza Zavar
Coaches: Nasser Borji , and Ali Mohammad Bshaq
Team: Daniel Ahmadi, Morteza Darvish, Armin Mahmoudi Asl, Mohammad Khomseh, Mohammad Soleimani, Kaveh Rezaei, Hossein Ebadi, Mehrshad Khalili, Amir Hossein Homayooni and Hossein Karimi
South Korea became runner-up with three gold medals and one bronze, followed by Turkey, Russia and Mexico respectively. It's the first time Iran comes first in the 16-year history of the WTF World Junior Championships.
In the women's category, Korea defended its overall title by grabbing four golds, two silvers and one bronze. China finished next with three golds, followed respectively by Turkey, the United States and Croatia.
Head Coach: Parvaneh Mohammad Taghi Pour Tehrani
Coach: Narjes Hosseini
Team: Maryam Shyrjhany, Negin Abas Zadeh, Mohadesa Mousavi, Sanaz Bahri, Farzaneh Sahebi, Fatemeh Rohani, and Parishad Ghorbani
The four-day World Junior Championships took place at the Multi-Purpose Gymnasium of the High Performance Sports Center with the participation of more than 750 athletes from 85 countries and territories.
Five coaches were selected as the Best Coaches of the championships. They include Korea's Bong Suk Lee, Iran's Reza Zavavar, Mexico's Young Sun Bang, China's Dong Wan Lee, and Azerbaijan's Jung Bae Jeon.
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