Iranian competitors win four medals at Karate World Championships

October 29, 2016

Four Iranian competitors won medals at the 2016 Karate World Championships on Saturday.


Sajad Ganjzadeh took the gold medal after beating Moroccan Achraf Ouchen in the Men's over 84kg individual kumite.

“I am happy to win gold since the competition has brought a number of the best karatekas together. My only goal was to win the gold medal and I am very happy my silver medal in the previous edition has been upgraded to gold," Ganjzadeh said.
Croat Andjelo Kvesic and Herolind Nishevci from Kosovo won the bronze medal.
Furthermore, Zabiollah Poorshab in the Men's under 84kg individual kumite, Aliasghar Asiabari in the Men's under 75kg individual kumite and Hamideh Abbasli in the Women's over 68kg individual kumite also claimed three bronze medals in the event.
Over 2,000 participants from 135 countries are competing at the 23rd edition of the Karate World Championships in the Austrian city of Linz.

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