0758 GMT July 19, 2018
Iranians grabbed four medals at the 2018 World Junior Wushu Championships in Brazil.
On Thursday, Iran’s Mehdi Khani tallied 8.92 points in the 12-15 age group of the boys’ Nanquan form of Taolu to claim the silver medal.
His Chinese and Malaysian rivals won gold and bronze with 9.04 points and 8.91 points respectively.
Fatemeh Jazini collected Iran’s second silver of the night as she finished second in the 12-15 age group of the girls’ Daoshu contests with 9.10 points. Her Macanese opponent scored 9.12 points to receive gold.
The bronze went to Hong Kong’s representative who notched up 9.06 points.
Also in the girls’ competitions, Mina Panahi, representing Iran in the 15-18 age category of the Nanquan contests, scored 9.20 points to win silver.
In the same age category, wushu practitioners from Hong Kong (9.26pts) and Macau (9.19pts) finished first and third respectively.
In addition, having gained 9.30 points, Iran’s Mohammad-Ali Mojiri had to settle for a third-spot finish in the 15-18 age class of the boys’ Nanquan contests. His opponents from China (9.50pts) and Singapore (9.32pts) clinched gold and silver.
Some 400 athletes – representing 45 countries – have taken part in the seventh edition of the competitions.
Having started on July 9, the tournament will come to an end at the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in the Brazilian capital of Brasilia on July 16.