Iranian Fencing Federation ّFounder Houshmand Almasi Passes Away

News ID: 1273301 Service: Sports
مسابقات شمشیربازی - المپیک ریو 2016

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Founder of the Iranian Fencing Federation Houshmand Almasi died on Monday at the age of 88.

General Almasi competed in the individual and team foil, epee and sabre events at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Almasi, who devoted his life to fencing, introduced the sport of Fencing to Iran.

He spearheaded the creation of an Asian fencing organization of which he served as president in 1972 and was instrumental to having fencing included in the 1974 Asian Games held in Tehran, Iran and continued its inclusion in the succeeding 1978 Asian Games in Bangkok and the 1986 Asian Games in Seoul.

Fencing Confederation of Asia has sent a message of condolence to Iranian federation over the death of Almasi.

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