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Iran's junior judo team wins bronze medal in German tournament

Berlin, Aug 14, IRNA-Iran's junior judo team won a bronze medal Sunday evening during the German International Judo Championship, held in Berlin.

Ali Mohammadnia overcame his opponents from Russia, Belgium and Romania in the 90-kg section to land in third place.

Meanwhile another Iranian judoka Iraj Amir Khani came in 7th in the 81-kg class after losing to his Japanese rival.

Amir Khani beat competitors from Germany, Serbia and Russia in the first stages.

Iran's three other judokas - Hamid Qassemi-Nejad, Elias Aliakbari and Amir Maleki-Pour - failed to qualify for the medal rounds.

More than 400 judokas from over 30 countries competed in the two-day tournament.

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