Sunday Nov 27, 201101:52 PM GMT
Iranian female wins Taekwondo gold
Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:55PM
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Iranian female athlete Sousan Hajipour wins a gold medal in the Asian Qualification Tournament.
Iranian female athlete Sousan Hajipour wins a gold medal in the World Taekwondo Federation Qualification Tournament to secure a berth in the 2012 London Olympics.


In the - 67kg category, Hajipour defeated her rivals from Bhutan and Kazakhstan before winning against her Vietnamese opponent Chu Hoang in the final match.

The WTF Asian Qualification Tournament for London 2012 Olympic Games has been held on November 26 and 27, 2011, in Bangkok, Thailand.

One hundred athletes from 33 countries have competed in the event. The Taekwondo competition of the 2012 Games will include 128 athletes, 64 in each gender, with 16 participants competing in each of the eight weight divisions.

The top three athletes of each of the eight weight categories will represent their countries in the London Olympics.

So far, Iranian athletes Mohammad Baqeri-Motamed, Yousef Karami and Sousan Hajipour have secured Olympic berths for the Islamic Republic team.

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