Press TV – Iran’s national wushu team has been crowned world’s champions for the first time in the 9th Sanda World Cup.
The two-day competitions started in the Chinese city of Hangzhou early Saturday.
The Iranian team, comprising of 8 practitioners in both men’s and women’s divisions, succeeded in winning the title after collecting seven gold medals and one silver.
The Iranian gold medalists were: Yusef Sabri, Moein Taqavi, Milad Arefi Maqam, Mohsen Mohammad Seifi, Elaheh Mansourian, Shahrbanou Mansourian and Farinaz Naziri.
Hamid Reza Qolipour grabbed Iran’s only silver medal.
China and Russia came second and third, respectively.
Iranian male and female wushu practitioners ranked second in the 8th edition of the Sanda World Cup in China.
Having won four gold and three silver medals, the Islamic Republic of Iran stood behind China, with 10 gold medals, in those games.