Iran’s karate fighter Nasrin Dousti claims gold at Baku 2017

May 13, 2017

Iranian karate fighter Nasrin Dousti claimed the gold medal at the 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games on Saturday.

Dousti defeated Turkish representative Serap Ozcelik in the final match of the Women’s Kumite -50kg at the Baku Sports Hall.

Azerbaijani Nurana Aliyeva won the bronze medal.

The medals were presented by President of Azerbaijan’s National Karate Federation Yashar Bashirov.

Also, Amir Mehdizadeh from Iran claimed a bronze medal in the Men's Kumite -60kg.

He defeated his Saudi Arabian rival.

Gold medal went to Uzbekistan’s Sadriddin Saymatov who defeated Aykut Kaya from Turkey.

Earlier in the day, Iranian shooters Narjes Ememgholi and Elaheh Ahmadi won two gold and silver medals in the Games. 

Athletes from 54 Islamic countries around the world are representing their nations over 10 days of competition across 20 different sports which include 23 disciplines (Athletics and Para Athletics, Aquatics – Diving, Aquatics – Swimming, Aquatics – Water Polo, Basketball 3×3, Football, Gymnastics – Artistic, Gymnastics – Rhythmic, Wushu, Table Tennis, Handball, Judo and Blind Judo, Wrestling – Greco, Wrestling – Freestyle, Shooting, Tennis, Volleyball, Boxing, Zurkhaneh, Karate, Taekwondo and Weightlifting) in 16 world-class sporting venues in Baku.

The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games started on May 12 and will finish on May 22 in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan under the motto “Solidarity is our strength.”

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