Saei wins gold medal in Men's -80kg Taekwondo

  2008-08-22 13:19:01 GMT    2008-08-22 21:19:01 (Beijing Time)    BOCOG

Saei wins gold medal in Men's -80kg Taekwondo

Hadi Saei celebrates his victory.

  (BEIJING, August 22) -- Iranian veteran Hadi Saei won his second Olympic gold medal on Friday by defeating Italian fighter Mauro Sarmiento in the final of the Men's -80kg division in the Olympic Taekwondo competition.

  Sarmiento earned four points in the first round with a two-point offensive kick and a two-point defensive kick, while Saei only managed two points.

  In the second round, Saei's two defensive kicks helped him tie the score at 4-4, while Sarmiento failed to score a single point.

  In the third round, Sarmiento still could not find a way of getting points from Saei, who scored two points to secure his 6-4 victory and the gold medal.