Iran's Mardani takes silver at World Taekwondo Grand Prix Final

TEHRAN, Dec. 07 (MNA) – Sajjad Mardani from Iran claimed a silver medal at the World Taekwondo Grand Prix Final in Moscow on Saturday.

The Iranian representative lost to his Korean opponent in Kyo-don 21-10 at over-80kg at the Russian capital's Dynamo Sports Palace, TehranTimes reported.

He needed a gold medal to secure his place at the 2020 Olympic Games.

Arman Hadipour at under-58kg and Mirhashem Hosseini at under-68kg secured their berths by reaching the semifinals.

Taekwondo first became a full Olympic medal sport at Sydney 2000.

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