Maurad Laachraoui wins European Taekwondo title

Posted on:21 May 2016 12:54:06

Maurad Laachraoui wins European Taekwondo title
21 May 2016 Current Affairs: Belgian Mourad Laachraoui has won gold in the European Taekwondo Championships. Now he will compete in this summer's Rio Olympics. He has beaten Spaniard Jesus Tortosa 6-3 in the -54kg final in Montreux, Switzerland.

He has won silver medal at the Summer Universiades in 2015 and has qualified for the Rio Games in August. He is the brother of Najim Laachraoui, was one of the two suicide bombers who struck Brussels airport on March 22, while a third attacker blew himself up at on a metro train, with the two attacks killing 32 people. Two days after the Brussels attacks, he said he had been "devastated" by what had happened and said he had no contact with his older brother since the latter left for Syria in February 2013.

 


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