Iran bags 4 medals at World Junior Wushu C’ships

TEHRAN, Jul. 13 (MNA) – Iranian athletes snatched four medals, including three silvers and one bronze in the first day of their participation in World Junior Wushu Championships.

The competition kicked off on July 9 and will go through July 16 in Brasilia, Brazil.

Young Iranian wushu athletes started their competition both in Taolu and Sanda category.

Mehdi Khani collected 8.92 points in the 12-15 age group of boys’ Nanguan form and received the silver medal. Chinese and Malaysian practitioners stood at the first and third place of this category respectively.

Fateme Jazini gained 9.1 points and picked up another silver in the 12-15 age group of girls’ Daoshu form. Macau and Hong Kong grabbed gold and bronze medals respectively.

In the 15-18 age group category of girls’ nanguan form, Iran’s Mina Panahi bagged another silver. Athlete from Hong Kong snatched gold and bronze medal went to Macau practitioner.

Mohammad Ali Mojiri in the 15-18 age group category of boys’ nanguan form were the only bronze-winner of Iran in the first day. Chinese representative grabbed gold and silver went to an athlete from Singapore.

Also in Sanda category, Ayda Heidari and Mohammad Farhadi won their contests against rivals and will fight for the medal in the coming days.

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