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Iran bags six Universiade taekwondo medals

Izmir, Aug 20, IRNA-Iranian taekwondo players took four silvers and two bronzes at the 23rd Universiade, Olympic Games for students, here Friday.

Majid Sajjadi finished runner-up in the first weight after he lost to a Russian representative 5-1 in the final.

In the third weight, Mohammad Baqeri-Mo'tamed was denied the gold medal as the judge refused to give more points the Iranian deserved and added the South Korean's points unreasonably.

The Iranian was announced the loser and the Korean player stood top with an unfair 11-10 victory.

The Turkish fans jeered and booed the judge while cheering Baqeri-Mo'tamed.

In the sixth and eighth weights, Vahid Abdollahi and Mehdi Navaei added two more silvers to Iran's asset as the duo were overcome by their South Korean opponents 6-5 and 2-1 in the finals respectively.

Iran's representative in the seventh weight, Hamed Khamseh, and a player from Belarus tied at No 3 after he was denied a berth in the final with a loss to his Italian opponent.

In the second weight, Behzad Khodadad had already bagged bronze as he conceded a 6-2 loss to his German rival.

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