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08/23/08

Saei: "My gold belongs to all Iranians"

TEHRAN, Aug. 23 (Mehr News Agency)--The sole Iranian gold winner in the Beijing Olympics said that his gold medal belongs to all Iranians. Iranian taekwondo star Hadi Saei made history on Friday by winning Iran's first gold medal at the Beijing Olympics in the men's 80 kilogram class.

"My gold medal belongs to the Iranian people especially to my late father and two brothers. I am so joyous because I made millions of Iranians happy." Saei said.

"The final match was so difficult. I kept my cool when I fell three points behind my Italian rival in the first round. I successfully applied my 16 years experience in the game. Thank God for earning the great victory."

Saei has become the Iranian Olympic athlete gaining the best medals with two gold medals and one bronze.

Iranian Heavyweight lifter Hossein Rezazadeh has secured second place with two Olympic golds, and late wrestler Gholamreza Takhti had bagged one gold and two silver medals.

... Payvand News - 08/23/08 ... --



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