Iranian representatives take six medals at Karate 1-Series A Salzburg

March 4, 2019

TEHRAN – Six Iranian athletes won medals at the Karate 1-Series A competition in Salzburg, Austria.

The Iranian representatives managed to bounce back from Sara Bahmanyar’s defeat and finished the event with two gold medals.

In Female Kumite -55kg, Taravat Khaksar edged Chile’s Valentina Toro in the final (1-0) to take the Iranian flag to the top of the podium. This triumph was Taravat Khaksar’s first gold medal in major international events. 

The second gold for Iran was taken by Mahdi KhodaBakhshi in Male Kumite -84kg. The Iranian karateka who had won a gold medal in international events for the last time at the 2018 Karate 1-Premier League Istanbul shocked Grand Winner Ugur Aktas of Turkey in the final 5-2.

In Male Kumite +84kg, Saleh Abazari won a silver medal after being defeated by Asiman Gurbanli from Azerbaijan by decision in the final.

Sara Bahmanyar seized a silver after losing to Ayaka Tadano from Japan 2-0 in the Female Kumite -50kg title decider.

Also, Bahman Asgari and Zabihollah Poorshab calimed two bronze medals at the Male Kumite -75 Kg and -84 Kg respectively.

Presented in an open format, thus allowing every athlete in the world to compete, the Karate 1-Series A is framed under the umbrella of Karate 1 to bring together the best competitors in a series of open championships of unprecedented scale and quality.

In addition to this, the Karate 1-Series A offers karatekas the chance to increase their ranking position as the universality of the sport's top tournaments is showcased.

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