Iran crowned at World Junior Wushu C’ships

TEHRAN, Jul. 16 (MNA) – Gaining 26 medals, including 11 golds, Young Iranian wushu practitioners claimed the title of World Junior Wushu Championships for the first time in their history.

On the final day of competitions, all nine Iranian Sanda practitioners who had managed to reach the final of their weight categories, won nine shining gold medals. Gold-winners of this historic night include Ebrahim Aslani, Shoja Panahi, Mohammad Farhadi, Hamid Kianian, Mohammad Hajizadeh, Mohammad Mehdi Rezaie, Hassan Lotfi, Ayda Heidari and Kimia Shoushtari.

In total of Taolu and Sanda competitions, Iran collected 26 medals, including 11 gold, 8 silver and 7 bronze, and crowned at the event.

This is the first time that a team other than China is claiming the title in the total of Sanda and Taolu categories.

Hong Kong with 10 gold, 4 silver and 8 bronze finished runner-up and the US with 8 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze ended the event at the third place. The all-time winner China couldn’t find a better rank than fifth.

World Junior Wushu Championships kicked off in Brasilia on July 9 and ended today. 

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