Karate 1-Premier League: Iran’s Alipour Snatches Bronze
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Rozita Alipour from Iran claimed a bronze medal at the Karate 1-Premier League event in Dubai on Sunday.
She beat Nailya Gataullina from Russia 3-1 in the women’s under-61 kilogram kumite bronze medal match.
Earlier in the day, her compatriot Sara Bahmanyar claimed a bronze medal in the women’s under-50 kilogram kumite.
Iranian karate fighters Shima Alesaadi in the women’s under-60 kilogram kumite and Zabihollah Poorshab in the men’s under-84 kilogram kumite have advanced to the final match.
Nearly 600 fighters from 85 countries have registered, including all but two of the reigning world champions and 10 out of the 12 defending Premier League grand winners.