Bagheri Motamed announces retirement from taekwondo

April 10, 2019

TEHRAN – Olympic silver medalist Mohammad Bagheri Motamaed on Wednesday announced that the time came for him to announce retirement from taekwondo.

The 33-year-old taekwondo athlete won the gold medal in the featherweight division (-68 kg) at the 2009 World Taekwondo Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark and a silver in Gyeongju, South Korea two years later.

Bagheri narrowly lost to Turkey’s Servet Tazegül 6-5 in the 2012 Olympic Games in London and took a silver medal.

Bagheri Motamed claimed a gold medal at the 2010 Asian Games, as well as two golds at 2008 and 2010 Asian Championships.

He will work as a coach with Indian taekwondo national team.

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