Iran putting on great performance in 2015 Asian Karate Champ.

TEHRAN, Sep. 06 (MNA) – Iranian male and female karate practitioners have collected one gold, one silver and 4 bronze medals on the second day of 2015 Asian Karate Championships in Japan.

The 13th edition of Asian Karate Championships began on Friday in the Japanese city of Yokohama. Iran’s national karate team has been putting on a remarkable perforamnce by so far having collected 2 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze medals in the international event.

On Saturday which marked the second day of the tournament,  Iranian karateka Hamideh Abbasali defeated her competitors from Vietnam and Japan 6-0 and 5-3 in the march to the final bout of the women’s over 68-kilogram kumite division. She overwhelmed her Chinese opponent in the last competition and claimed the gold medal.

Also on Saturday, Sajjad Ganjzadeh conceded a 2-4 defeat to his Japanese rival in the final competition of the men’s over 84-kilogram kumite class and received the silver medal.

The Iranian women’s outfit comprising Parisa Rahmani, Mehri Yazdani and Maedeh Nasiri also claimed the bronze medal after defeating Malaysia and India 3-2 and 5-0.

The Iranian men’s team, comprising Reza Khodashenas, Seyyed Jamshid Hosseini and Behnam Ghasemi, also claimed a bronze medal in the men’s kata class after defeating the United Arab Emirates 4-1.

Two other bronze medals were also awarded to Zabihollah Poursheib and Elaheh Rezadadeh in the men’s minus 84-kilogram and women’s minus 68-kilogram kumite third-place contests.

Iranian women's outfit did not manage to win any medals on Sunday, having conceded a 2-0 defeat to their Malaysian competitors. 

Started in the Japanese city of Yokohama on September 3, the 13th edition of the Asian Karate Championships will run until September 6.

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