4 May 2009 - 18:58
Miran named Iran judo coach

TEHRAN, May 4 (MNA) -- Former judoka Mahmoud Miran has been named as coach of Iran’s national team.

The 35-year-old former judo champion replaced Arash Miresmaeili who resigned from his job on Saturday. 
 
Masoud Haji-Akhundzadeh will be his assistant.
 
Miran finished in joint fifth place in the heavyweight (+100 kg) division at the 2004 Summer Olympics, having lost the bronze medal match to Dennis van der Geest of the Netherlands.
 
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