Dec 17, 2017, 3:24 PM
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Iranian athlete won silver in savate

Tehran, Dec 17, IRNA – Iranian Jamshid Givechi received the silver medal in savate in Toulouse, southern France.

According to the Iranian Federation of Sport Associations, Givechi came second in the combat in the -85 weigh category. This is the first time an Iranian comes second in the world.

Combining elements of western boxing with graceful kicking techniques, Savate, also known as French kickboxing, is a French martial art that uses the hands and feet as weapons.

French athletes were in the final matches of seven out of eight weight categories.

He could reach the final match in Varaždin, northern Croatia, in early summer; according to timetable of Federation Internationale de Savate, he was to fight for the gold medal in December.

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