Iran’s Derafshipour Takes Bronze at Karate World Championships
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Hamoun Derafshipour won a bronze medal at the 2018 Karate World Championships on Saturday.
Steven Da Costa from France claimed the gold medal in the Kumite −67 kg after defeating Brazilian Vinícius Figueira in the final match.
The bronze medal went to Iranian Derafshipour and Camilo Velozo from Chile.
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 is taking 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.