Iranian athletes have put a convincing end to their campaign at the 2017 World Para Taekwondo Championships in Great Britain, and took the fourth spot overall at the prestigious international event.
On Thursday, Mahdi Pourrahnama received a bye in the first round of the men’s under 75-kilogram K44 at Copper Box Arena in the heart of the Olympic Park in London.
He then prevailed over representatives from Russia and Spain and progressed to the semi-finals, where he beat Russia’s Vladimir Feofanov 23-10 and punched the ticket for the title challenge.
He defeated Magomedzagir Isaldibirov from Russia 28-17 and clinched the goal medal, Press TV wrote.
Saeid Sadeghianpour and Ahmad Narimani added two bronze medals to the Islamic Republic of Iran’s medal tally in the under 61-kilogram and over 75-kilogram weight classes of K42 division.
The 2017 World Para Taekwondo Championships was held on October 19. Around 260 athletes from 59 countries fought for titles across 14 medal events.
The championships provided athletes with the opportunity to earn vital Paralympic qualification points as the qualification cycle for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games has begun in 2017.