Iran’s Bahman Askari Takes Karate World Championships Gold

Iran’s Bahman Askari Takes Karate World Championships Gold

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Bahman Askari from Iran claimed a gold medal in the 2018 Karate World Championships on Saturday.

Askari defeated Italian Luigi Busà in the Kumite −75 kg final match to win the gold medal.

Bronze medal went to Japanese Ken Nishimura and Rafael Aghayev from the Azerbaijan Republic.

The 24th Karate World Championships are Karate's biggest event. Held every two years, the Karate Senior World Championships gather athletes from over a hundred countries in a thrilling quest to sports greatness.

The tournament takes place at the WiZink Center sports hall in Madrid, Spain.

The competition acquires even greater importance since the Spanish capital hosts the last World Championships to be held before Karate's debut at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

The championships are the competition providing the highest number of points for athletes to qualify for the Olympic Games.

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