Seven Turkish athletes progressed to the finals at the World Para Taekwondo Championships ©Getty Images

Hosts Turkey has seven finalists in nine bouts at the World Para Taekwondo Championships, which are currently taking place in Istanbul.

Nurcihan Ekinci is set to represent the hosts in the under-47-kilograms K44 gold-medal match against Thailand's Khwansuda Phuangkitcha after dispatching Uzbekistan's Ziyadakhon Isakova in the semi-final.

In the under-47kg, K41 Turkey's Semra Kara will face Serbian Dejana Backo in the final bout.

Russian Taekwondo Union's (RTU) Anna Poddubskaia got the better of Brazil's Christiane Nascimento, while Meryem Cavdar of Turkey beat Mexican Jessica Quijano to set up the under-52kg K44 final.

Gamze Gurdal and Fatma Atilmis of Turkey also advanced to the finals of the under-57kg K44 and K41 categories, respectively.

In the men's draws, Qli Can Ozcan breezed past Sabir Zeynalov in the K41 under-58kg semi-final.

Israel's Aasif Yasur awaits him in the gold-medal match.

Muhammed Asbala of Turkey and RTU's Rinat Lakupov are set to battle for the under-58kg K41 crown after beating Khizanishvili of Georgia and Uzbekistan's Lufullo Kodirov, respectively.

Mahmut Bozteke could not continue Turkey's winning streak as he lost his semi-final clash to Italian Antonino Bossolo in the under-63kg K44 category.

Bossolo will face Bolor-Erdene Ganbat of Mongolia following his victory over Nathan Torquato of Brazil.

RTU's Vladislav Krichfalushiy and South Korean Kim Hwang-tae made up the last finalists after wins over Georgian Goga Khakhalashvili and Kose of Turkey in the under-63kg K41 contest.