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Iranian Olympian wins silver in taekwondo

Source: Press TV

Iranian taekwondo fighter Mohammad Bagheri Motamed has won the silver medal in the London 2012 Olympic Games in the men's -68kg final contest.

Bagheri Motamed (L) fights Central African Republic's David Boui during a preliminary round match

The Iranian missed out on winning the gold after losing 5-6 to Servet Tazegul of Turkey at the Excel Center in London on Thursday.

Bagheri Motamed beat Brazil's Diogo Silva in the semi-finals 5-5 by superiority after defeating Afghanisan's Rohullah Nikpah 5-4 by sudden death point in quarter-finals.

The 26-year-old Iranian world gold medalist in 2009 opened his Olympic debut with a 7-2 victory over David Boui from Central African Republic earlier in the day.

The Iranian taekwondo fighter bagged Iran's fourth silver medal in the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Iran has so far pocketed four golds in the games; three in Greco-Roman wrestling and another in the +105-kilogram category in weightlifting.

Iranian weightlifter Kianoush Rostami won a bronze medal on August 3.

Iran has dispatched a team of 54 athletes to the London Olympics, contesting in a variety of fields, including archery, table tennis, wrestling, rowing, boxing, track and field, and swimming.

More than 10,000 athletes from over 200 nations are participating in the games.

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