Iranian fighters shine in Urmia-open Champs

Orumiyeh, Aug 12, IRNA -- During the first day of the 13th International Solidarity and Friendship Karate Male Championship, Urmia-open, Iranian karate fighters snatched colorful medals.

In team karate kata field, Iranian teams received second and third titles, Head of west Azarbaijan karate squad Javad Salimi said.

In individual section, Azerbaijan ranked first, Iran stood second and Iran and Turkey received the third title jointly.

In Kumite section, Iranian karateka Ali Asghar Asiabari in the weight category of -75 kg defeated Turkish rival and ranked first.

In – 67 kg weight category, Hamoun Derafshi Pour hit Azeri fighter and bagged gold medal.

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

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