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Iranian men and women fencers competing in world championships

TEHRAN, Apr. 8 (Mehr News Agency) - Iran's male and female fencing teams will compete in the 2008 World Fencing Championship, which opens on Wednesday in Catania, Italy.

Mehdi Saram Masoud and Mohammad Fotuhi will take part in the men's foil and Aisan Ghamsari is scheduled to compete in the women's saber.

Omid Zamani is to participate in the saber weapon on Thursday and Atieh Sadat Shafiei will take part in the epee.

In addition, Farnush Alipour will compete in the women's foil and Taher Ashuri will fence in the men's epee on Friday.

Iranian cyclists seeking more laurels at Asian championship

TEHRAN, Apr. 9 (Mehr News Agency) - The Asian Junior and Senior Cycling Championship will begin on Thursday in Nara, Japan. A total of 26 Iranian cyclists will participate in the trial and track events in two men's and women's category.

Adeleh Noori and Maryam Jalalieh are to vie in the senior class and Tannaz Ghadirian will compete in the junior class.

Coach Alexander Tolomanov hopes to lead the team to victory in the competitions.

Iran won the 2007 Asian championship in Thailand with 15 medals.

... Payvand News - 04/09/08 ... --

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