Photo: Iranian girls champion of 2016 world junior taekwondo Championship

The 11th WTF World Junior Taekwondo Championship wrapped up in Canada with Iran’s girls  squad standing on the top of the podium and the boys’ team taking the fourth place.

The 11th edition of WTF World Junior Taekwondo Championships kicked off in Burnaby of Canada on November 16 with participation of over 800 taekwondo fighters from 110 countries in the world. The competitions concluded on November 20 with South Korean boys and Iranian girls winning the championship title in the two male and female sections.

In regards to both male and female teams, South Korea claimed the first place while Iran, with the boys’ squad standing at the fourth, become vice champion. Russia stood at the third place in the international competition.

Iran’s female squad finished in first place with 55 points with two golds won by Mobina Nejad-Katesari and Zahra Pouresmaeil, as well as two bronze medals clenched by Mobina and Parisa Javadi.

The male Taekwondo fighters stood at the fourth place with 58 points by Amir Mohammad-Bakhshi’s gold, Ebrahim Safari’s silver, and Ali Baseri’s bronze medal.

The tournament brought together 846 young male and female taekwondo fighters from 110 countries, including Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus, India, Iran, Mexico, Mongolia, the Philippines, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Spain, Turkey and the United States.

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