Mardani defeated Russian Vladislav Larin 4-3 in the final showdown of the men’s +80kg weight category, Tasnim News Agency reported.
In the third-place playoff match, Russia’s Roman Kuznetsov fought a very smart, dynamic bout against Nigeria’s Abdoul Razak Issoufou Alfaga. The towering Rio silver medalist looked slow and uninspired throughout the; and the Russian took bronze with a 2-1 victory.
Mardani had defeated taekwondokas from Spain (3-1), Tunisia (6-2) and Nigeria (7-6) to reach the final of the +80kg weight class.
Armin Hadi-Pour, Behnam Asbaqi, Abolfazl Yaqoubi and Masoud Hajji-Zavareh were the other Iranian taekwondokas who had taken part in the tournament.
A total of 118 athletes from 41 nations took part in the two-day tourney for medals, prize money and early ranking points ahead of the 2017 fighting season.
The meet began on Friday and wrapped up on Saturday.