CHIBA, Japan (Dispatches) – Iranian taekwondo fighter Mir Hashem Hosseini in the weight category of – 68 kg advanced to final stage of World Taekwondo Grand-Prix in Chiba, Japan.
The competitions, in which 32 top world taekwondokas are copmeteing, began in Chiba, Japan on Friday morning.
In semi-final match, Hosseini defeated Brazilian rival 10-4 and booked the ticket for final stage.
He is slated to stand against UK fighter in final match.
He had earlier defeated Mexican, Spanish and Iranian taekwondokas.
Those who rank first, second and third will be paid 5, 3 and 1 thousand dollars, respectively, with 40, 24 and 14.4 points being, respectively added to their Olympics qualification ranking.