Asian Games: Iran’s Mahdizadeh wins silver in karate

Tasnim – Iranian karateka Amir Mahdizadeh claimed a silver medal in the 2018 Asian Games on Sunday.

Mahdizadeh lost to Indonesian Rifki Ardiansyah Arrosyiid 9-7 in the Men’s -60kg Final Contest at the JCC – Plenary Hall in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The bronze medal went to Uzbek practitioner Sadriddin Saymatov and Malaysian Prem Kumar Selvam.

The 2018 Asian Games, officially known as the 18th Asian Games and also known as Jakarta Palembang 2018, is a pan-Asian multi-sport event underway from August 18 to September 2 in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang.

The athletes compete in 465 events across 40 sports and 67 disciplines.