29 January 2018 - 09:26
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Iran earns 2 golds, 5 bronzes at Paris Karate 1

Tehran, Jan 29, IRNA – Iranian karatekas snatched two gold and five bronze medals at Karate1-Premier Leagu which was held on Jan 26-28 in Paris, France

Iran's Sajjad Ganjzade in the weight category of +84 kg defeated French rival 3-1 and grabbed a gold medal.

He had also overpowered China, South Africa, Serbia and Iran and advanced to semi-final match.

In semi-final match, he hit Bosnia 4-1.

During the final match, Ganjzade stood against Egyptian fighter and ranked first.

Iranian fighter Zabihollah Pourship also overshined France, Taipei, Croatia and Turkey and advanced to semi-final match.

After defeating Japanese karateka in semi-final match, he advanced to final stage.

Iranian squad had earlier received 5 bronze medals and 3 team victories in Paris Karate 1.

The event was held with the attendance of 756 karatekas from 81 countries.

According to the World Karake Federatioin, the Karate1-Premier League was initiated in 2011 with two tournaments held in France and Turkey and is the most important league event in the world of Karate.

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