Jun 9, 2019, 6:16 PM
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Iran karatekas grab silver, bronze medals in China league

Qazvin, June 9, IRNA – Iranian karate fighters Bahman Asgari and Majid Hassan Nia Deilami received a silver and a bronze medal in the 2019 Karate 1 - Premier League in Shanghai, China.

Speaking to IRNA, Head of Qazvin karate committee Hamid Reza Davari said the 2019 Karate 1 - Premier League Shanghai started with the attendance of 543 karate fighters from 76 countries in Shanghai, China.

He added that in – 75 kg weight category, Asgari defeated Morocco, Pakistan, Japan and Turkey and received a silver medal in final match against Uzbekistan.

Meanwhile, Hassan Nia in – 60kg weight category, hit rivals from Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia and Japan, he noted.

After drawing in the legal time against Brazilian rival he received a bronze medal.

Iranian male and female squads participated in Kata and Kumite categories to receive 2020 Summer Olympics 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 24 July to 9 August 2020 in Tokyo, Japan.

In women Kumite, Taravat Khaksar (-55kg), Hamideh Abbas Ali (+68) received bronze medals.

In men's section Majid Hassan Nia (- 60kg), Mahdi Khoda Bakhshi (- 84kg) earned bronze medals.


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