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Iran garners AFC awards for 2003
Iran’s national winger Mahdavikia, Iran’s futsal team, and judge Massoud Moradi were elected the AFC Player, Team, and Referee of the Year for 2003 at Imperial Sheraton Hotel in the Malaysian capital city of Kuala Lumpur Wednesday, IRNA reported.

Iran bags gold medal of Austria International Judo Contests
IRNA Sun, 21 December 2003

Vienna – Iran’s Mahmoud Miran on Sunday managed to win gold medal of the plus 100 kg category of the International Judo Competitions that opened in Austria on Saturday.


Iranian Scoops Up Spain Kyokushin Matsushima Titles
Dec 14, 2003
TEHRAN, December 14 (Mehr News Agency) — Iranian karateka Arash Sharifi garnered the glittering gold and three trophies at an international kyokushin matsushima tournament in Spain Sunday, said Iran’s Karate Federation.


Iran’s Karami wins France taekwondo silver, Athens ticket
Youssef Karami snatched a silver in -80 kg category of the international taekwondo in France Sunday night, booking a spot in 2004 Athens Olympic Games, IRNA reported from Paris.

Iran stands second at World Taekwondo Championships
Iran finished runner-up to the undisputed champion South Korea at the 16th World Taekwondo Championships (WTC) ended in Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany on Sunday, IRNA reported.

Iran’s Rostami Wins World Taekwondo Gold
Morteza Rostami won the second gold of Iran and his teammate Mehdi Bibak was eliminated in the 16th World Taekwondo Championships (WTC) in Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Sunday, IRNA reported.


Iran Stands 3rd at the World U-19 Volleyball Championships
Jul 13, 2003

SUPHAN BURI- THAILAND – (Iran Sports Press): The U-19 volleyball team of Iran stood third at the World U-19 Volleyball championships which ended in Thailand today with a 3-1 win over Czech Republic.


The curtain fell down on the 73rd World Weightlifting Championships here Saturday night as Iranian Hercules Hossein Rezazadeh touched gold — touch wood, IRNA reported from Vancouver.

Iran wins Asian Weightlifting title, Rezazadeh breaks world snatch record
Iran was crowned and Hossein Rezazadeh set a new world +105 kg snatch record at the 35th Asian Weightlifting Championships which ended in China Sunday, IRNA reported.

Iran’s Hercules Rezazadeh grabs two golds and a bronze in World Weightlifting




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