Sajjad Ganjzadeh Wins Iran’s 14th Gold Medal at Asian Games
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Karate practitioner Sajjad Ganjzadeh claimed one more gold medal for Iran at the 18th Asian Games on Saturday
The Iranian karate practitioner defeated Vietnamese Minh Phung Nguyen 5-2 in the final of the men's +84kg contest.
Iranian athletes have already won 14 gold medals in the Games.
Saeid Rajabi in +80kg and Mirhashem Hosseini in 63kg have won two gold medals in taekwondo.
Hassan Yazdani (86kg), Alireza Karimi (97kg) and Parviz Hadi (125kg) snatched three gold medals in wrestling freestyle.
Iranian Greco-Roman wrestlers Mohammad Ali Geraei in 77kg and Hossein Nouri in 87kg also seized two gold medals.
Wushu practitioners Erfan Ahangarian in the -60kg and Mohsen Mohammadseifi in the -70kg won two gold medals.
Reza Alipour claimed a gold medal in the climbing and women’s kabaddi snatched Iran’s 11th gold medal.
Iranian women’s and men’s kabaddi teams snatches two gold medals.
Weightlifter Sohrab Moradi snatched gold medal in the men's 94kg class.
The 2018 Asian Games, officially known as the 18th Asian Games and also known as Jakarta Palembang 2018, is a pan-Asian multi-sport event scheduled to be held from 18 August to 2 September in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang.
The athletes compete in 465 events across 40 sports and 67 disciplines.