Iran’s Asgari Seizes Silver at Karate 1-Series A

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Bahman Asgari Ghoncheh from Iran claimed a silver medal at the 2017 Karate 1-Series A opener in Spanish city of Toledo.

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Asgari Ghoncheh lost to his French rival Logan Da Costa 8-7 in the men's under-75kg final.

Sajad Ganjzadeh and Hadi Arab were also Iran’s representatives in the competition but were knocked out in the early stages.

Series A complements the top-tier Karate 1-Premier League with four events scheduled this year.

After Toledo, the Karate 1-Series A season will stop in Istanbul, Salzburg and Okinawa.

More than 800 competitors from 67 countries registered for the Toledo competition, which took place at the Sports Hall Javier Lozano Cid.

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