• Tue, 07/17/2018 - 13:23
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Iranian karate team bring home medals in 15th Asian Karate

On Saturday, Majid Hassannia showed great punching, knee strikes as well as open-hand techniques in the final contest of the male kumite minus 55-kilogram weight class at the Prince Rashed Martial Arts Center of King Hussein Sports City in the Jordanian capital city of Amman, and overcame Saudi representative Saud al-Basher 6-2 to clinch the gold medal.


Saleh Abazari prevailed over his Japanese rival Hideyoshi Kagawa 8-0 in the male kumite over 84-kilogram category, and collected another gold medal for Iran. Ali Asghar Asiabari, though, conceded defeat against his Jordanian opponent Bashar al-Najjar 4-6 and received the silver medal of male kumite minus 75-kilogram weight division. Additionally, Madi Khodabakhsi managed to win a bronze medal in male kumite minus 84-kilogram section.


Hamideh Abbasali participated in the female kumite over 68-kilogram category, and routed Wen Tzu-hsuan from Chinese Taipei 8-0, and proudly got a gold medal for Iran. Shima Alesaadi also earned a bronze medal in the female kumite minus 61-kilogram class.  Iran women's kata team, comprised of Elnaz Taghipour, Najmeh Ghazizadeh and Shadi Ja’afari, finished third and received a bronze medal. The 15th edition of the AKF Senior Championships started in Jordan on July 11, and will finish on July 15, 2018.

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