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News number: 8711270778

14:24 | 2009-02-15

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Iran's Alamiyan Wins Table Tennis Title

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian table tennis player Noshad Alamiyan narrowly defeated Paraguay's Marcelo Aguirre to win the Doha Junior Open title.



Alamiyan won 6-11, 11-7, 5-11, 11-8, 11-6, 10-12, 14-12 in one of the closest finals in this year's event.

In the latest ranking by the International Table Tennis Federation, Alamiyan is in the 20th place while Aguirre is ranked 28th.

The 17-year-old Alamiyan stunned everybody in December's World Junior Table Tennis Championships in Madrid, where he was selected as the best player despite losing in the quarterfinals, press tv reported.