Fuentes and Espinosa Medal at Para Worlds

By Bill Kellick | Feb. 09, 2019, 12:58 p.m. (ET)


Iris Fuentes (r) shows off her silver medal in the poomsae competition

ANTALYA, Turkey -- Americans Iris Fuentes and Daniel Espinosa earned medals at the recently concluded World Para Taekwondo Championships in Turkey. Fuentes won the silver medal in the female P33 Over 30 poomsae division, while Espinosa captured the bronze medal in the male K42 -75kg sparring competition. 

Team USA also had two athletes reach the quarterfinals in their respective divisions. Evan Medell advanced to the quarterfinal round of the male K44 +75kg sparring competition, while Sophie Gimeno made it to the quarterfinals of the female K44 -49kg sparring division.

For complete results from the World Para Taekwondo Championships visit worldtaekwondo.org.


Daniel Espinosa (3rd from left) wears his bronze medal from the sparring competition