WTF Grand Prix: Iran’s Hajizavareh Bags Bronze
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Masoud Hajizavareh claimed a bronze medal at the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Grand Prix Final on Sunday.
Hajizavareh, fighting in the absence of Iranian number one and world champion Mehdi Khodabakhshi, who suffered an injury in losing to Muhammad in Manchester, won the bronze medal match over the Russia’s Albert Gaun.
In the -80kg category, Iran’s Mahdi Khodabakhshi, Moldova’s Aaron Cook, Great Britain’s Lutalo Muhammad, Russia’s Albert Gaun, Germany’s Tahir Guelec, and Cote d’Ivoire’s Cheick Sallah Cisse won Olympic slots.
Iran’s Farzan Ashourzadeh also won the silver medal in the -58kg on Sunday.