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Iranian woman Zahra Karimi wins wushu gold in Beijing

Zahra Karimi

TEHRAN, Aug. 24 (Mehr News Agency)--Zahra Karimi of Iran snatched the gold medal in the Beijing 2008 Wushu Tournament on Sunday.

She defeated her Vietnamese rival in the final game and won the gold medal.

Farzaneh Dehghan, another woman athlete from Iran, had earned a bronze medal earlier. Also, male athlete Hossein Ojaghi had taken a silver.

Farzaneh Dehghan, Hossein Ojaghi and Zahra Karimi

The Beijing 2008 wushu has gathered 128 athletes from 43 countries. The event kicked off at the Beijing Olympic Sports Center on Thursday where some Olympic handball matches had been held.

It was the first time that a non-Olympic tournament was launched in a city which is hosting the Olympic Games.

Hossein Ojaghi

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