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Afghans march into taekwondo event semis

Afghans march into taekwondo event semis

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Feb 22, 2011 - 15:52

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Afghan athletes have marched into the semi-final of an international taekwondo completion being played in neighbouring Iran, an official said on Tuesday.

Featuring seven teams from four countries, including two from Afghanistaninfo-icon, the 3rd Asian Clubs Championship got under way in Tabriz city on Monday.

Despite a loss to Iran on the opening day, the national side scored two wins to reach the semifinal stage, Afghanistan Taekwondo Federation chief, Zia Bakhshi, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

In an attempt to popularise the sportinfo-icon among regional clubs, organisers are paying for the accommodations of all participating teams.

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