Jan 27, 2019, 6:54 PM
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Iran wins first gold medal at Karate-1 Premier League

Tehran, 27 Jan, IRNA- An Iranian karateka won the first gold medal at the World Karate Federation Karate-1 Premier League competition in Paris.

Majid Hassanniadeilami defeated 2018 world title defender, Italy's Crescenzo Angelo, 3-1 to bag Iran's first gold medal at the world karate competition.

Earlier, two Iranian athletes finished third after defeating their Japanese and Egyptian rivals.

The Karate1-Premier League- is the most important league event in the world of Karate. The first round of the competition, initiated in 2011, was held in the French capital Paris. Dubai, Rabat, Shanghai, Tokyo, Moscow and Madrid will also host next rounds in 2019.

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