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Iran crowned champions in Asian Taekwondo Championships

Jai Prakash
2.12K   //    27 May 2014, 19:22 IST
Asian Taekwondo Championships

The Iranian men’s team claimed the first spot in the 21st Asian Taekwondo Championships and the 3rd Asian Taekwondo Poomsae Championships in Tashkent,Uzbekistan.

Iran finished with 65 points after winning 5 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals at the event.

The team from South Korea were the runners-up with 52 points after bagging 5 gold and 2 silver medals.

Hosts Uzbekistan had to settle for third place with 40 points with 2 gold and 7 bronze medals in their tally.

Taekwondo poomsae is a combination of basic actions and movements exercised with imaginary opponents.

The tournament has brought together 542 athletes from 34 countries and will conclude on May 28.

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