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
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.