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Founder of Iran Fencing Federation Houshmand Almasi dies at 88
Fencing Confederation of Asia has sent a message of condolence to Iranian federation over the death of Houshmand Almasi.
Almasi, who died on Monday at the age of 88, competed in the individual and team foil, epee and sabre events at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Almasi devoted his life to fencing and introduced the sport of Fencing to Iran.

He spearheaded the creation of an Asian fencing organization of which he served as president in 1972 and was instrumental to having fencing included in the 1974 Asian Games held in Tehran, Iran and continued its inclusion in the succeeding 1978 Asian Games in Bangkok and the 1986 Asian Games in Seoul.

TeamIran.net staff also offers heartfelt condolences to Almasi’s bereaved family.

 
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