Iran’s Mehdizadeh Earns Gold at World Karate Championships

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Amir Mehdizadeh from Iran claimed Iran’s second gold medal in the 2016 Karate World Championships.

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The Iranian karateka defeated Geoffrey Beren of the Netherlands 9-1 in the final match of the Men's under 60kg individual kumite on saturday.

Bronze medal went to Azerbaijan’s Firdovsi Farzaliyev and Sofiane Agoudjil from France.

This is Iran’s second gold medal in competitions. Sajad Ganjzadeh had already won a gold medal in the Men's over 84kg individual kumite

Iran’s Zabiollah Poorshab in the Men's under 84kg individual kumite, Aliasghar Asiabari in the Men's under 75kg individual kumite and Hamideh Abbasli in the Women's over 68kg individual kumite have already won three bronze medals in the competition.

The 23rd edition of the Karate World Championships is being held in the Austrian city of Linz.

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