Asylum seeker claims top taekwondo prize

Parramatta Sun | May 27, 2014

“Mr Shirvani lives with his wife and baby daughter in South Wentworthville. The family fled Iran about a year ago and is awaiting the outcome of their assessments for refugee status. This means Mr Shirvani is unable to work and has limited access to the training resources that other taekwondo competitors could afford.… Read the rest

Iranian taekwondo athletes win German Open

PressTV | April 14, 2014

“The Iranian men’s national taekwondo team has showed an impressive performance in the 2014 Taekwondo German Open, and been crowned the world’s champion. … On Sunday, Iranian taekwondo practitioner Alireza Nasr Azadani overpowered his Spanish opponent in the final match of the minus 74-kilogram weight category to clinch the gold medal.… Read the rest