May 16, 2019 08:37 Asia/Tehran
  • Iranian girl advances to World Taekwondo Champion final

Iran's Mahla Momenzadeh reaches the Women's minus 46 kg category final during the World Taekwondo Championships at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.

Iran Press/Iran news:17-year-old Iranian Mahla Momenzadeh has made history in the Manchester 2019 World Taekwondo Championships, reaching the final of women’s flyweight competition, according to Press TV.

The 17-year-old paved her way to the final after mounting a spectacular comeback to see off Tan Shu-e-Chin of China 11-9 in the last four, and cruising past opponents from Croatia, Russia, the UK and Kazakhstan in the previous rounds.

The Iranian will meet Sim Jae-young of South Korea in the final showdown on Friday.

Iran participated in the 2019 games, which run until May 19th, with six women and eight men.

If Momenzadeh wins in the final, she becomes the first Iranian girl to grab gold in the world championship.

Iran has won one silver and one bronze both gained with Kimia Alizadeh in the history of their participation in the World Taekwondo Championships. 208/213

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