Jul 13, 2019, 4:44 PM
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Iran taekwondo fighter bags gold in 2019 Universiade

Tehran, July 13, IRNA – Iranian taekwondoka Soroush Ahmadi in the weight category of – 63 kg defeated Uzbek rival and received a gold medal at the 30th Summer Universiade in the Naples, Italy.  

Ahmadi earlier overpowered Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan and Egypt to advance to semi-final match.

In Semi-final stage, he hit French fighter and advanced to final match.

Iranian squad has so far received 6 gold, 3 silver and 7 bronze medals.

Iranian team with 42 athletes took part in the competition of Universiade 2019.

The team had 62 members at the latest event of Universiade in Taiwan. They won 23 medals (8 gold, 4 silver and 11 bronze medals) and ranked 10th at the event.

The 30th edition of Universiade of university students will be underway until July 14 in Naples, Italy.

The Universiade is an international multi-sport event, organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation. The name is a combination of the words "University" and "Olympiad".

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