Israeli double amputee, 19, wins world para Taekwondo gold

December 14, 2021 Agencies
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Israel notched its first para taekwondo gold medal after Asaf Yasur beat all competitors in the under-58 kilogram (121 pounds) category of the World Para Taekwondo Championships in Istanbul on Dec. 11.

Asaf Yasur (right) in the final match of his gold medal-winning appearance at the World Para Taekwondo Championships in Istanbul, Dec. 11, 2021. Photo by Madeleine L’Oreal.

Yasur, 19, had both hands amputated five years ago, shortly before his bar mitzvah.

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