Konya (IP) - The Iranian Judokas defeated their Turkmen, Pakistani, and Albanian rivals, gaining three consecutive victories on Tuesday, in the 5th edition of the Islamic Solidarity Games 2021 underway in Konya, Turkiye.

Iran PressAsia: In the 81 kg weight category, Mahdi Fathi knocked out his Turkmen rival with an ippon throw. 

Ghasem Baghcheghi also defeated his Pakistani rival in the 90 kg weight category.

Mohammad Saeed also knocked out his Albanian rival with an ippon throw on tatami (the judo mat). 

Still, in the women's section, Maryam Barbat knocked out her rival from Senegal with an ippon throw. 

Iran's judo team will face Turkmenistan and Pakistan's teams. 

The judo competitions in Konya Games 2021 began on Monday. It is the first time that the Iranian judokas come on tatami in a formal event after three years. 

Currently, Iran's judo is going through a suspension period.


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