Iran’s Bahman Asgari Wins Gold Medal: Asian Games

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian karate practitioner Bahman Asgari Ghoncheh claimed a gold medal in the 2018 Asian Games on Monday.

The Iranian athlete defeated Saudi Arabian Raef Adel Alturkestani 5-0 in the men's -75kg final contest at the JCC - Plenary Hall in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Bronze medal went to Hsu Weichun from Chinese Taipei and Jordanian Bashar Alnajjar.

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.

Karate practitioner Sajjad Ganjzadeh won Iran’s 14th gold medal.

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. The event is underway 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.

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