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3/30/03

Iran bags two medals at international taekwondo competition

Two Iranian taekwondokas bagged the gold and bronze medals in the international taekwondo competition held in The Netherlands on March 29-30, IRNA reported.

According to a report released by the Iran Taekwondo Federation, Ali Tajik and Morteza Rostami bagged the gold and the bronze medals in the competition, respectively.

Mohammad Bibak, one of Iran's and the world's best taekwondo players who was to compete with the Israeli contestant in the first round, refrained from competing in protest at the Zionist regime's oppression of the Palestinian nation and, therefore, had to be eliminated from the contest.

Some 1,100 taekwondo players from 49 world countries took part in the event.

The Iranian team was made up of the same taekwondo players who competed in the 2002 Asian Games in Pusan, South Korea.

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