Taekwondo Juniors Win Medals and Olympics Quotas

Ali Eshkevarian (left) took a silver medal in Tunisia. Ali Eshkevarian (left) took a silver medal in Tunisia.
Ali Eshkevarian won silver while Mohammad Khani and Yalda Valinejad grabbed bronze medals and secured quotas for Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games

Iran junior taekwondo team clinched three medals at the 2018 World Taekwondo Junior Championships in Hammamet, Tunisia, April 6-13.
According to the World Taekwondo Federation, the event is the World Taekwondo Qualification Tournament for Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
The medals will also affect the securing of quotas for the upcoming Youth Olympics for the Iranian taekwondokas.
On the first day of the event, Ali Eshkevarian secured the second place of men juniors in -73kg category. He succeeded in entering the finals but lost the match to Egyptian rival Eyad Barakat and won silver. A total of 47 contestants participated in the category.
In the men juniors’ +73kg class, Mohammad Khani received bronze. In this category another Egyptian taekwondoka Abdelrahman Elsayed finished first among 47 taekwondokas


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