Iran receives nine medals in world karate championship

Iranian male and female karate practitioners have exhibited great performances at the ninth edition of World Junior, Cadet & Under 21 Karate Championship in Indonesia, and collected nine medals, including one gold.

On Saturday, Zohreh Barzegar, who had overwhelmed her Chilean, Chinese, Venezuelan plus Hungarian opponents 1-0, 2-1, 3-2 and 5-0 respectively in the march to the final bout of the female minus 55-kilogram U21 kumite division at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition or ICE in the Indonesian capital city of Jakarta, downed a representative from Vietnam 2-0 in the last encounter and clinched the gold medal.

Mi’ad Yari and Ali Asghar Asiabari also scooped up the bronze medal in the female minus 60-kilogram and minus 75-kilogram U21 sections respectively. Mahdi Ghararizadeh settled for the bronze in the junior kumite male minus 76-kilogram category.

The achievements came a day after Iran’s Amir Reza Mirzaei and Ali Meskini and Seyed Ali Karimi knocked out their rivals in the junior kumite male minus 61-kilogram and minus 55-kilogram sections, and stood on the bronze podium.

The ninth edition of World Junior, Cadet & Under 21 Karate Championship opened in Jakarta, Indonesia, on November 12 and will wrap up on November 15.

 

Additionally, Sara Bahmanyar and Seyed Ali Karimi were awarded a bronze medal in the junior kumite female minus 48-kilogram and cadet kumite male minus 57-kilogram classes.

On Thursday, Iranian sportswoman Fatemeh Sadeghi conceded a 5-0 defeat to a determined athlete from Japan in the final competition of the female junior kata category, and collected a silver medal.

The ninth edition of World Junior, Cadet & Under 21 Karate Championship opened in Jakarta, Indonesia, on November 12 and will wrap up on November 15.

The tournament has brought together 1,441 athletes from 91 countries.

By Press TV