Friday, July 25, 2008

Iranian Taekwando team ranks 2nd worldwide

The Iranian taekwondo team has come second at the 10th World University Taekwondo Championships which was held in Belgrade, Serbia.

Iran's Mahdi Ahmadi was defeated by his Spanish rival in the -58 kg category and won the silver medal on the last day of the event on Tuesday.

In the third weight category, Mohammad-Reza Mehdizadeh lost to the South Korean fighter 8-6 and made do with the bronze medal on the same day.

The 11-member Iranian squad ended as the runner-up with 59 points after wining three gold, two silver and one bronze medal in the tournament.

South Korea came in first with the same number of medals as Iran with 60 points and Spain finished third with 35 points. Some 231 taekwondo athletes from 42 countries took part in the four-day event in the Serbian capital, which ran July 16-20.

adapted from: Press TV

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