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Tuesday, 08 March 2016 15:18

Two Iranians named world top taekwondo fighters

Two Iranians named world top taekwondo fighters
Two members of the national Iranian men’s taekwondo team have been elected among the top-ranked athletes of the sport, thanks to their great performances at international sports events.

According to the latest rankings published by the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF), 19-year-old Farzan Ashourzadeh Fallah tallied 460.8 points to be named the world’s best in the minus 58-kilogram weight category.

South Korea’s 21-year-old Kim Tae-hun scored 431.84 points to land in the second place.

Rui Braganca, a representative from Portugal, claimed the third spot in this class with 296.53 points.

The WTF also picked up Iran’s Mahdi Khodabakhshi, 24, as the best taekwondo fighter in the minus 80-kilogram weight section with 387.38 points.

Moldovan Aaron Cook earned 349.09 points to land in the second place, and Albert Gaun from Russia notched 268.41 points to settle for the third slot.

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