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Iran's Girls Win 2019 World Cadet Championships

11 Aug 2019, 16:36 GMT+10

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - With the highest total score of the World Taekwondo Cadet Championships, Iran topped the women's team table with 818 points, followed by Thailand with 366 points and Korea with 197 points.

- Sports news -

The Iranian girls won six gold medals and one silver in the competition.

In the men's team table, Russia came out on top with a total of 649 points, followed by Iran with 287 and Ukraine with a close 270 points.

The Iranian boys claimed one gold, one silver and four bronze medals.

In the final day of the competition in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Parnia Salmani from Iran defeated Thailand's Kamonchanok Sikhen in the women's -37kg final.

Both fighters fought well but it was Salmani who edged it with a score of 21-18 to give Iran a gold medal. In third place was Assel Abubakir (KAZ) and Yulia Vitko (BLR).

Earlier in the day, Iran's Abolfazl Abbasi Pouya won gold in an impressive match against Aiden Beval from USA in the men's -61kg final after scoring an impressive 31-11 result.

The bronze medals were shared between Chia-Sheng Chen (TPE) and Abarkan Hassan (MAR).

The competition brought 550 athletes, aged 12 to 14, from 64 countries together.

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