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05/03/11

Iran's Abdollahi claims gold in World Taekwondo Championships

Source: Mehr News Agency

Iran's Farzad Abdollahi won a gold medal in the 2011 World Taekwondo Federation World Taekwondo Championships in Gyeongju, South Korea. Abdollahi claimed the gold medal in the men's -80kg category by defeating Yunus Sari from Turkey, who claimed the bronze medal at the 2010 Dutch Open, 5-1 in the final match.

Farzad Abdollahi
Farzad Abdollahi

Abdollahi, the bronze medalist at the 2010 Asian Games, advanced to the final match with a 1-0 victory over Azerbaijan's Ramin Azizov, the bronze medalist at the 2010 Fajr Open.

The bronze medal went to Azizov from Azerbaijan and Morocco's Issam Chernoubi.

The championships have brought together a total of 1,037 athletes and 719 officials from a record 149 countries on an entry basis. Some 80 international referees officiate at the championships.

 
2010 British Open - Aaron Cook (GBR) v Farzad Abdollahi (IRI)

 

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