Iran wins world championship in Wushu for the first time
Iranian Sanda practitioners won seven gold medals and a silver medal in the 2018 Sanda World Cup held in Hangzhou, China.
Iranian representative in women 75-kilograms category Farinaz Naziri defeated the Egyptian fighter Sara Mohamed to snatch the gold medal.
Earlier, in the first day of the championships, Shahr Banu Mansourian won a gold medal.
In men under 70-kilograms category, Mohsen Mohammad-Seifi grabbed the gold medal by outshining Egyptian Sanda practitioner Ayman Galal. Milad Arefi-Moghaddam beat an Egyptian competitor Omar Mahmoud, to snatch another gold for Iran.
Two other Iranian representatives Yousef Sabri and Moein Taqavi also won gold medals today. In the 75 Kg category, Yousef Sabri beat his opponent Fi Loung Kai, from Macau, to bag the gold medal. Earlier he had beaten Gabriel El-Aibou from Lebanon.
In the 85 Kg category, another Iranian Wushu practitioner, Moein Taqavi , beat his competitor from Belarus, Wadsim Lourikh, to grab the gold medal. Taqavi had earlier beat an opponent from France.
The medalists of the 2017 World Championship were authorized to attend the event. Iran’s national team at the tournament consists of five men and three women Sanda practitioners; they have won seven golds in the tournament so far, as well as a silver medal.
The 9th edition of Sanda World Cup is underway from October 27-28 in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou.