May 20, 2019, 10:07 AM
News Code: 83320603
0 Persons
Mousavi congratulates Iran nat'l karate team on victory

Tehran, May 20, IRNA - Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi in an Instagram message expressed congratulations on the victory of Iranian National Karate Team ranking top in Istanbul Karate1 Premier League.

In his message which was released on Sunday night, Mousavi congratulated Iranian people, the sports community, coaches and male and female athletes on the victory.

During the event which was held with participation of 1,813 karate fighters from 103 countries, Iranian team received 6 gold and 3 bronze medals.

Turkey with 4 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals ranked second and Japan with 1 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals stood on the third place.

Meanwhile, Spanish squad with 1 gold and 3 bronze medals ranked third.

Montenegro, Greece, Italy, Taipei, Peru, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Australia and Georgia stood on the next places.

Iranian male fighters with 3 gold and 3 bronze medals won the game and the female karatekas grabbed 3 gold medals and ranked first.

Iranian squad participated in the event in two sections of kata and kumite.

Participants will also be granted points to receive 2020 Olympic quota.

The 2020 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad and commonly known as Tokyo 2020, is an upcoming international multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place from July 24 to August 9, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan.


Follow us on Twitter @IrnaEnglish