TEHRAN – Iranian taekwondo fighter Mehran Barkhordari received a bronze medal in the World Taekwondo Championships which is underway in Mexico.
The event was held in the presence of 755 athletes from 120 countries.
Barkhordari in the weight category of -80kgdefeated his Canadian rival in two rounds and advance to quarterfinals.
In quarter-finals, he overpowered Mongolia and advanced to the semi-final stage.
After defeating his South Korean rival in the semi-final stage, he secured the bronze medal.