Iranian karateka bags gold in Urmia-open

Qazvin, Aug 12, IRNA – Iranian karateka Ali Asghar Asiabari received a gold medal in the 13th International Solidarity and Friendship Karate Male Championship, Urmia-open held in Orumiyeh, west Azarbaijan province, sport official said.

During the final match, Asiabari, a karateka from Qazvin, in the weight category of – 75 kg defeated the Turkish fighter 8-1 and stood on the first place, secretary of Qazvin karate squad Hamidreza Davari told Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Saturday.

He had also overpowered all five rivals to advance final stage, Davari said.

He went on to say that Azerbaijan, Turkey, France, Macedonia, Russia, Malaysia, Kazakhstan, and Iran attended the event.

The 13th International Solidarity and Friendship Karate Male Championship, Urmia-open is now underway in Orumiyeh

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