Iran Comes Third at World Taekwondo Women's Open
- November, 28, 2021 - 18:38
- Sports news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian women taekwondo team finished in third place at the first edition of the World Taekwondo Women's Open Championships in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
With Russia topping the medal table of the historic Women’s Open Championships in Riyadh, second place went to Great Britain.
Iranian players won three medals in the competition.
Zahra Sheidaei won a gold medal in the in the under-57kg final after defeating Russia's Margarita Blizniakova in the golden point period.
Kosar Asaseh and Melika Mirhosseini also won two bronze medals in the under -62kg and under-73kg respectively.
The tournament brought 171 athletes from 36 countries together in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from November 25 to 27.
Winning athletes secured 40.0 ranking points with second and third place took 24 and 14.4 ranking points respectively.
Athletes competed in eight weight categories in matches comprising three two-minute rounds at the Green Halls.