Iranian team shines in 2018 Karate world championship, winning five medals
Iranian karate practitioners bagged one gold, one silver, and three bronze medals at the 2018 Karate World Championships.
Iran Press/Iran news: Iran's Bahman Asgari has won a gold medal in the world Karate championship in Madrid, Spain.
Asgari faced Luigi Busa of Italy in the under 75kg category’s final round. The Iranian athlete beat the former world champion 1-0 to become the new world champion, Iran Press reported.
In the under 84kg category, Zabihollah Pour-Shaib beat his Kazakh opponent 3-0 to win a bronze medal.
In the over 84kg category final, Sajjad Ganj Zadeh lost 5-2 to his German opponent to take a silver medal.
Hamoun Derafshipour won a bronze medal in the Kumite −67 kg.
And, Iranian female karate expert, Sara Bahmanyar won the bronze medal in the Kumite −50 kg.
The 24th Karate World Championships are Karate's biggest event. Held every two years, the Karate Senior World Championships gather athletes from over a hundred countries in a thrilling quest to sports greatness.
The tournament takes place at the WiZink Center sports hall in Madrid, Spain.
Some 1,200 karate athletes from 139 countries compete in the championships.