Iran select Karate team crowned in Thailand competitions

Iranian men’s select karate team has demonstrated impressive performances at the Thailand Open Karate-Do Championship 2013, and lifted the trophy of the sports event.

Iran stood first with a total of six medals, including three gold, two silver and one bronze.

Majid Hosseinnia and Hassan Beigi of Iran overcame their rivals in the minus 55-kilogram and minus 75-kilogram weight categories of men’s kumite competitions in the Nimibutr Nation Stadium in the Thai capital city of Bangkok.

Maziar Elhami also snatched a gold medal in the men’s 84-kilogram kumite contests.

Morteza Daman Afshar brought home a silver medal in men’s minus 84-kilogram kumite competitions.

Moreover, Mehran Qorbanalipour exhibited an exciting individual kata performance and grabbed a silver medal.

Valiullah Mirzaei snatched a bronze medal in the men’s minus 55 kilogram kumite contests.

Thailand Open Karate-Do Championship 2013 opened in Bangkok on September 7 and wrapped up on September 10.

The sports event brought together more than 200 athletes from nine countries, including Bangladesh, Brunei, India, Iran, Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Uzbekistan.

By Press TV


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