News ID: 231712
Published: 0201 GMT September 23, 2018

Iran’s Mohammadi wins world judo bronze

Iran’s Mohammadi wins world judo bronze

Sports Desk

Iran’s Mohammad Mohammadi scooped a bronze medal at the 2018 World Judo Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan.

On Saturday, Mohammadi – representing the country in the men’s -73kg weight class – overcame Mongolia’s Ganbaataryn Odbayar and settled for a joint-third-spot finish along with the host’s Hidayat Heydarov.

Mohammadi had beaten opponents from North Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Sweden and Moldavia before suffering a semifinal defeat against An Chang-rim of South Korea.

The South Korean went on to beat Japan’s Soichi Hashimoto in the final and won the gold.

A total of 757 participants from 125 countries take part in the competitions at Baku’s National Gymnastics Arena on September 20-27.


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