On November 20, 2016 Iran’s female taekwondo team was declared the winner of the 2016 World Taekwondo Junior Championships (watch video below).
The Iranian team, headed by Fatemeh Safarpour, claimed two gold and two bronze medals in the five-day (Nov. 16-20) competition held in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.
Zahra Pouresmaeil in the +68kg weight class and Mobina Nejad Katesari in -42kg won two gold medals respectively. Mobina Babalou in -55kg class and Parisa Javadi Kouchaksarei in -63kg seized two bronze medals.
Iran stood on the podium with 55 points, followed by Chinese Taipei who won one gold and three silver medals and bagged 55 points. Russian Federation came third with 50 points, winning three silver and two bronze medals.
The Best Coach award in the female division was won by Fatemeh Safarpour from Iran.
Iran’s male taekwondo team finished in fourth place with 47 points, winning one gold and one silver. The top winners were; South Korea (93 points), Russia (66 points), and Turkey (53 points).
The five-day competition brought 846 competitors and 458 officials from 102 countries together in Burnaby, Canada.
Canada has no diplomatic relation with the Islamic Republic since September 2012. The decision was made by then Canadian foreign minister John Baird, a gay Zionist Christian for which he was praised by Netanyahu.
Tehran has long called Canada under Stephen Harper government, Israel’s lap poodle. Over 400,000 Iranian belonging to different faiths call Canada their home.