1038 GMT February 23, 2020
Iran’s Hamideh Abbas-Ali and Bahman Asgari bagged a couple of gold medals at the first round of the 2020 Karate 1 Premier League in Paris.
Saleh Abazari had to settle for a bronze, finishing third in the men’s kumite +84kg weight class after he outpowered Saudi Arabia’s Tareq Hamedi.
Abbas-Ali, a gold medalist at Karate 1 Serie A in Santiago, Chile, clinched her second gold of 2020 with a 6-3 victory over Turky’s Meltem Hocaoglu in the women’s kumite +68kg final.
Asgari, representing Iran in the men’s kumite -75kg contests, had opened the account for the country, overcoming Logan Da Costa 4-0 in the final.
More than 700 karatekas from 92 countries took part in the competition in the French capital on January 24-26.