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About Hadi Saei Hadi Saei Bonehkohal (Persian: هادی ساعی بنه كُهل , born June 10, 1976 in Rey, Iran) was an former Iranian Taekwondo athlete who became the most successful Iranian athlete in Olympic history after snatching gold in the 2008 Summer Olympics. He competed in the Men's 68 kg (featherweight) at the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the gold medal. In addition, he competed in the Men's 80 kg at the 2008 Summer Olympics and won his second olympic gold. Earlier in his career and in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Saei had won the bronze medal.He has been practicing Tae Kwon Do since he was six years old. Having previously competed in Lightweight (67–72 kg), he is the 1999 World Champion and 2003 World Championship silver medallist. When Iranian town of Bam, Iran was devastated in the 2003 earthquake, Saei put his medals on auction to raise money for the victims. He has been World Champion in the Tae Kwon Do World Championships two times and was recently awarded the title of 'Best Tae Kwon Do Player of all Time' by the International Board. Currently, he is a senior at the Iran Physical Education University. Saei officially ended his career as a Tae Kwon Do athlete on November 8, 2008 (18 Aban 1387).

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1. Hadi Saei 13687
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3. M. Mesbah 5265
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5. Ebrahim Mirzaii 1180
6. Behnam Mahmoudi 1010
7. Yousef Karami 1006
8. Alireza Heidari 1006
9. Hossein Rezazadeh 992
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29. Steve Backley 11838
30. Gholamreza Takhti 10894
31. Maria Sharapova 9429

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