Hassan Tabatabaei elected as Iran’s Karate Federation new president

March 14, 2019 - 19:0

TEHRAN – Hassan Tabatabaei has been elected as new president of Iran’s Karate Federation on Thursday.

He has been elected for a four-year term till 2023 by receiving 36 votes out of 41 votes in the presidential elections held at the Iran’s Academy Olympic.

Tabatabaei replaced Sadegh Faraji who left his post due to a law barring the employment of retirees in government, state or public institutions which use state funds or facilities.

Karate will be included for the first time in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as an additional discipline.

The Iranian athletes have a great potential of winning medal in this sport.

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