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Iranian whiz kid wins world armies taekwondo title

Tehran, Oct 3, IRNA-Iranian taekwondo phenom Maysam Rafiei grabbed the 58 kg gold medal of the 2006 world armies tournament in South Korea.

Austria's representative took the silver and the bronze went jointly to South Korea and the United States.

The 20-year-old Rafiei, who hails from the southern Hormuzgan Province, told IRNA Tuesday he has already won 10 medals in the nationwide events and scores of colorful medals in the international competitions.

He said the knockout of his South Korean rival in a hard-fought clash during the armies' tourney is the sweetest memory in his career.

Rafiei asked the officials to pay due heed to martial art players throughout the country.

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