Iranians win double Asian junior taekwondo golds

Iranian girls captured three medals – including double golds – at the Asian Junior Taekwondo Championships, taking the country’s medal count to 10 in Beirut, Lebanon.
Sogand Shiri came out on top in straight rounds against Patcharakan Poolkerd of Thailand for the ultimate prize of the -44kg contests, while Fereshteh Fat’hi bounced back from a first-round defeat to beat China’s Chengyi Wang in the -68kg final.
Rojan Goodarzi, meanwhile, had to settle for the -49kg silver after suffering a final loss to Thai contestant Natkamon Wassana – a reigning world junior champion.
Ghazal Houshmand, Nioush Shadlou had bagged a couple of women’s golds for Iran earlier in the competitions, with Amirmohammad Rahmani-Rad and Mohammad-Matin Hosseni also finishing on the top podium in the men’s event.


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