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Iran wins 7 medals in Belgium taekwondo tournaments

TEHRAN (ISNA)-Iranian taekwondo practitioners won 7 gold, silver and bronze medals in international tournaments being held in the Belgium city of Herentals.

20 teams from different countries are taking part in competitions in 8 weight categories which are to be concluded on Sunday.

The gold medals went to Iran's Ali Reza Shakouri in the first weight category, Mohammad Reza Babadi in the third category and Masoud Hoji in the fifth one.

Also Farhad Salimi in the first weight class received silver medal.

In women section, Iran's Samaneh Sheshpari refused to compete with Israeli rival in play-off and got bronze medal.

Zeinab Heidari also received a bronze medal.

Iranian Head Coach, Reza Mehmandoust has already said the team is fully ready for the competitions and has practiced well.

The matches will be in three sections for children, teenagers and youth.

... Payvand News - 04/19/09 ... --

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