Earlier this morning, at 9:00 am EST, Hadi SAEI of IRAN won the first Gold Medal of IRAN in the Beijing Olympics. He won the Gold Medal by defeating his Italian opponent, Mauro SARMIENTO, in the final match of the 80 kg division of TAEKWONDO.
This is Hadi’s third Olympic Medal. He won a Gold in 2004, and a Bronze in 2000.
I have included two (2) videos with this blog: His Gold Medal Match, and The Medal Presentation Ceremony.
Hope you enjoy them:
Gold Medal Match:
Hadi SAEI (IRAN) vs Mauro SARMIENTO (ITALY)
THE MEDAL PRESENTATION CEREMONY