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SARA KHOSHJAMAL-FEKRI – Protagonist

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Sara
 Khoshjamal‐Fekri,
 23,
 is
 a
 passionate
 Taekwondo
 fighter.
 She
 devotes
 all
 of
 her
 time
 and
 energy
 to
 this
 sport.
 Ten
 years
 ago
 she
 began
 to
 train
 with
 Maryam
 Azarmehr
 who
 has
 been
 coach
 since
 then.
 For
 six
 years,
 she
 has
 been
 a
 member
 of
 the
 national
 team.
 In
 her
 spare 
time
 she 
trains 
younger 
Taekwondo
 students.

Sara 
was 
born 
in 
Roudbar,
 a 
small 
city 
in 
the 
North 
of 
Iran, 
close 
to 
the 
Caspian 
Sea. 
“People
 from
 Roudbar 
are 
very
stubborn”, 
says 
Sara 
and 
adds:
“At 
least 
that 
is 
what 
people 
say. ”

She
 is
 the
 youngest
 child
 of
 four
 children.
 She
 has
 got
 two
 brothers
 and
 a
 sister.
 All
 three
 took
 up 
Taekwondo
 before 
her, 
but 
none 
of 
them
 had
 Sara’s talent, 
nor 
her
persistence.
 They 
quit,
 but
 Sara
 wants 
to 
make 
it 
to 
the 
top.
 Only
 her
 sister 
still 
teaches
 Taekwondo 
to 
4 
to 
10‐year‐old 
girls.

Sara
 is
 one
 of
 Iran’s
 best
 Taekwondo
 fighters.
 After
 Beijing
 2008,
 the
 now
 23‐year‐old
 has
 just 
one
 dream: 
To
participate 
in 
the 
Olympic 
Games 
2012
 in
 London
 and 
bring 
home 
a 
gold
 medal.

Written by fati

January 24th, 2010 at 2:12 am

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