Youssef Karami snatched a silver in -80 kg category of the international taekwondo in France Sunday night, booking a spot in 2004 Athens Olympic Games, IRNA reported from Paris.
The Iranian prodigy disposed of Italian, Australian, and American rivals to meet Christophe Negro from France in final.
Karami had a tough fight against Negro but he was announced the loser as the two finalists tied 5-5.
Stefan Lopez of the United States and Pashad Ahmedu from Azerbaijan Republic jointly took the bronze.
Over 280 taekwondo players from 105 countries competed in eight weights.
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