Iran’s Mardani takes gold at World Taekwondo Grand Slam Champions series

December 16, 2018

TEHRAN – Sajad Mardani from Iran claimed a gold medal at the World Taekwondo Grand Slam Champions series in Wuxi, China on Sunday.

The Iranian representative defeated Stephan Lambdin from the U.S., South Korean Bil-young Byeon and Qiang Xu from China en route to the +80kg final.

Mardani beat defending champion Kyo-don In of South Korea in the final.

Mardani also won $50,000 cash prize.

Armin Hadipour from Iran also won a bronze medal in the competition.

Hadipour defeated number one seed Tae-hun Kim from South Korea in the -58kh to win the bronze medal.

He also won a $5,000 cash prize.

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