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Bangladesh wins Gold Medals in 2019 Australia Open Taekwondo Championship
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Bangladesh wins Gold Medals in 2019 Australia Open Taekwondo Championship

Ujjal Kumar Deb, Abdulla Al Noman and Imtiaz Ibney Ali won Gold Medals in 2019 Australia Open Taekwondo Championship. They won in the Male under 30 team in the Poomsae category. The event took place in June, with 1,000 players from 32 countries across the globe. The Bangladeshi team was sponsored by Orion Group.

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