News ID: 256123
Published: 0255 GMT July 21, 2019

Iran wins women, men's kumite golds, stands second in Asian karate c’ship

Iran wins women, men's kumite golds, stands second in Asian karate c’ship

Sports Desk

A total of 11 medals, including five golds, saw Iran claim the second spot at the 2019 AKF Senior Championship in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

On Sunday, Iran’s team – comprising Shima Al Sa’di, Taravat Khaksar and Hamideh Abbasali – overcame Japan 2-1 to for the women’s kumite gold.

China and Vietnam shared the third podium of the category.

In the men’s kumite contests, the three-man team of Saleh Abazari, Sajjad Ganjzadeh and Ali-Asghar Asiabari brought the curtain down on a glittering campaign for the Iranians with a 3-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in the final.

Japan and the host team jointly finished third.

Prior to Sunday’s bouts, Abbasali and Kahksar had won two women’s kumite golds with Zabihollah Poursheib also snatching a gold in the men’s kumite contests.

Rozita Alipour took a silver in the women’s kumite bouts with the women’s kata team of Shadi Ja’farizadeh, Najmeh Qazizadeh and Elnaz Taqipour adding another silver to Iran’s account.

Ganjzadeh and Bahman Asgari collected two men’s kumite bronzes while Fatemeh Sadeqi and the team of Abolfazl Shahrjerdi, Milad Farazmehr and Ali Zand also settled for two three-spot finishes in kata competitions.

Japan garnered 13 medals, including six golds, for the top spot of the championship, followed by Iran and Uzbekistan, which won three golds, one silver and three bronzes.

A number of 340 contestants, representing 33 countries, took part in the three-day competitions.



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