Iranian fencer Abedini qualifies for Olympics

March 31, 2016

Mojtaba Abedini won a silver medal in the 2016 SK Telecom Seoul Grand Prix for men’s sabre.

The Iranian fencer lost to Eli Dershwitz from USA 15/9 in the final match and won the silver medal.

Abedini defeated France’s Tom Seitz 15/7 in the table of 64.

He beat South Korean Young Won Woo 15/13 in the table of 32.

In the table of 16, Abedini defeated Hungarian Aron Szilagyi 15/10.

The Iranian fencer defeated Junghwan Kim from South Korea 15/14 and advanced to the semifinals. He booked an Olympic quota place as well.

Abedini qualified for the final match after beating Italian Diego Occhiuzzi 15/12.         

MH

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