Junior wushukas finish vice-champion in WJWC

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TEHRAN, Oct. 03 (MNA) – Iran’s junior wushu practitioners finished second overall at the 6th World Junior Wushu Championships (WJWC) in Bulgaria.

Attended by representatives of 51 countries, the 6th edition of World Junior Wushu Championships (WJWC) got underway on Thursday September 29 in the Bulgarian city of Burgas and came to an end today.

Iranian boys and girls bagged seven gold, seven silver and five bronze medals in both Taolu and Sanda sections to stand on the second podium overall.

Power house China scooped 19 gold and three silver medals to win the world title while Macao landed in the third place with five gold, four silver and three bronze medals.

Zahra Kiani of Iran was named as the most successful wushu practitioner of the event for winning one silver and two gold medals.

Iranian gold medalists were Zahra Kiani (2 medals) as well as Duilian team comprising Mohammad Hosseini, Hossein Rahmani, Yousef Sabri, Mohammad Mahdi Garshasbi, Shahin Banitalebi and Mohammad Ali Mojiri.

Meanwhile, Nazanin Bazdar (2 medals), Taha Badiei (2 medals), Hamidreza Sahandi, Fatemeh Jazini and Zahra Kiani won silver trophies for the Iranian outfit.

Furthemore, Fatemeh Jazini (2 medals), Fatemeh Veisi, Mohammad Ali Mojiri and Armin Afraz managed to add bronze medals to Iran’s tally.

The World Junior Wushu Championships (WJWC) is the official world championship for junior athletes and is held by the International Wushu Federation (IWUF). The Championships takes place biennially and features its highest competitive level within the junior (under 18 full years of age) divisions of the sport.

The 6th World Junior Wushu Championships was held in Sport Hall Mladost of Burgas, Bulgaria, from September 25th to October 3rd 2016 and featured both Taolu (3 age divisions) and Sanda events for both male and female competitors.

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