SHAFAQNA – On the 6th day of the 22nd Russian International Taekwondo Championship in preliminary round of women’s the minus 57 Kg and men’s minus 63 Kg competitions, held in Tractor Sports Stadium.
Alizadeh ensured her bronze medal after beating the minus 75 Kg athlete of Britain who is the London Olympics gold medal winner.
Kimia Alizadeh had earlier beat Magdalena Leperosca from Poland 10-nil and then the Croatian bronze medal winner in 2008 Beijing Olympics in the golden round.
She then beat Chine Louise from the United State in the golden round and in her fourth match beat Jade Jones from Britain 10-9.
Alizadeh will in the last match of Monday, in the evening face the winner of the Japan-Thailand competition
Iran’s other champion, Farzan Ashourzadeh, better known as Iran’s Tsunami, has booked a berth in the -58kg semifinals of the 2015 WTF World Taekwondo Championships at the Traktor Arena of Chelyabinsk, Russia.
The Iranian phenom handed his Mexican rival a 9-2 drubbing in Tuesday’s quarterfinal of the 22nd edition of the World Taekwondo Federation-organized meet.
Getting a first-round bye, the teen breezed past the Kyrgyz taekwondoka 17-3 and had 14-6 and 11-1 walkovers in his fights against Ecuadorian and Thai representatives respectively.
Ashourzadeh, who won the gold medal in the flyweight division (-58kg) at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, and has the 2014 Asian 2015 Lotto
The 2015 championship also marks the first time a World Taekwondo Championship has been held in Russia, a rising power in the sport.