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Olympics: Iranian judoka knocks out American rival

Source: Press TV

Iranian judoka, Mohammad-Reza Roudaki
Iranian judo practitioner Mohammad-Reza Roudaki has knocked out his American rival Daniel McCormick at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

The 24-year-old Iranian knocked out McCormick in three minutes in the +100 kg category on Friday.

Roudaki will clash with a Russian judo fighter in his next game.

The Iranian national lost the chance to get the gold medal when he was defeated by Lasha Gujejiani from Georgia on the same day.

Roudaki knocked out his Belarusian rival Yury Rybak and Thormodur Arni Jonsson from Iceland in his first two games.

A total of 34 judo athletes have taken part in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Roudaki holds the 2006 Asian Games silver medal in the +100 kg category.

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