Iranian fighters win two gold medals at WKF Karate 1-Series A

December 9, 2018

TEHRAN - Zabiollah Poorshab and Miad yari claimed two gold medals at the World Karate Federation (WKF) Karate 1-Series A event in Shanghai on Sunday.

Poorshab defeated Kazakhstan's Igor Chikhmarev 2-0 for gold at under-84kg.

Yari also beat Eray Samdan of Turkey at under-60kg to win the gold.

In the under-67kg category, Amir Mehdizadeh defeated his compatriot Alireza Shirsefat 8-4 in the bronze medal match.

The event, part of the WKF's second-tier circuit, is the season-ending competition and the final opportunity for karatekas on the tour to improve their ranking.

The competition has brought 1176 karatekas from 80 countries together in Shanghai, China.

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