The latest edition of Asian Games 2018 will start from 18th August and amongst the other news Iran has declared its men squad for the favourite Taekwondo sport.
After winning the Asian Games 2014 title at Incheon, Farzan Ashourzadeh will be competing in the under 58 kg category. Mahdi Khodabakshi is the second player who is selected under 80kg category. For the category of under 63kg Mirhashem Hosseini is selected while for the category under 68 kg Amirmohammad Bakshi is selected. And finally for the over 80kg Saied Rajabi has been named. Thus, a team of five players ave been selected who will be led by coach Fariborz Askari long with assistance from Alimohammad Boshagh & Hassan Fallahi.
Venue for the Sport :
J C Plenary Hall, Jakarta
2014 Tally for Iran :
Gold : 4
Silver : 2
Bronze : 1
The women’s squad for Taekwondo has also been declared by Iran.