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Iran stands second at world university taekwondo meet

Tehran, June 6, IRNA -- Iran finished runner-up in the eighth World University Taekwondo Championship in Patra, Greece, Saturday.

According to the Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology, Iran won 56 points by bagging one gold, four silver, and one bronze medals.

South Korea stole the show on 63 points, celebrating the title with an asset of two gold, three silver, and three bronze medals.

The third title went to Greece, which collected 42 points by winning two golds and one bronze.

Behzad Khodadad snatched Iran's sole gold in the third weight while Hamid Sajjadi, Alireza Nasr-Abadani, Mehdi Bibak, and Mehdi Navaei took silver medals in the first, fourth, fifth, and eighth weights.

Ali Tajik won the bronze in the sixth weight competitions.

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