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.