Masoud Haji Akhondzadeh

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Masoud Haji Akhondzadeh
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Born April 29, 1978

Masoud Haji Akhondzade (Persian: مسعود حاجی آخوندزاده ‎‎, born April 29, 1978 in Mashhad) is an Iranian judoka.

He finished in joint fifth place in the extra-lightweight (60 kg) division at the 2004 Summer Olympics, having lost the bronze medal match to Choi Min-Ho of South Korea.

He is the first Asian Games gold medalist from Iran in Judo. He won this gold medal in 2002 Busan Asian Games by defeating Bazarbek Donbay of Kazakhstan.

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