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Iran’s wushu outfit finishes vice-champion overall

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TEHRAN, Oct. 04 (MNA) – Iranian female wushu fighters collected 11 medals to land second overall at the 14th World Wushu Championships.

Final showdowns of the international sportive tournament in in the western Russian city of Kazan saw Iran clinching more medals at various divisions. Persian wushu practitioners finished runner-up in the tournament after winning eight gold, one silver and two bronze medals. China won the title with 15 trophies at the end of the tournament held at the Gymnastics Palace of Universiade Village in Kazan, Russia. The third place was occupied by Hong Kong who scooped five gold, three silver and three bronze medals.

Competing in -52kg weight group, Elaheh Mansourian of Iran defeated an opponent from Vietnam and stood on top of the podium.

Mansourian had struck an off draw in the opening round though she quelled rivals from Indonesia and South Korea on road to the finals.

Earlier, the Iranian men’s duelin Taolu team offered stunning athletic performances and collected the gold medal with a total score of 9.61 points.

Zahra Kiani also won 9.56 points to pick up the bronze in the Jianshu form of Taolu competitions in the tournament. Additionally, Haniyeh Rajabi earned 9.45 points to stand on the third podium in the Shuang Jian form of Taolu competitions.

In the women’s minus 70-kilogram category, Maryam Hashemi breezed past her Philippine rival and got the gold medal.

Moreover, Shahrbanou Mansourian stood on top of the podium once she downed her Egyptian rival in the final contest of women’s minus 65-kilogram category of the Sanda discipline.

In Men’s section, Mohsen Mohammadseifi clinched the gold medal in the minus 70-kilogram section after he defeated an Egyptian contestant.

On more gold medal was earned by Yousef Sabri who beat a rival from Macau in the men's minus 75-kilogram class of the Sanda section.

Moein Taghavi beat his Belarusian opponent in the final debut of men's minus 85-kilogram category and won the gold medal. Milad Arefi Magham overcame a representative from Egypt in the final match of men’s minus 90-kilogram division and received the gold medal.

Meanwhile, Hamidreza Gholipour failed to overcome a competitor from China in the final showdown of men’s over 90-kilogram weight category and was awarded with the silver medal.

The 14th edition of World Wushu Championships got underway on September 27, and came to an end on October 3, 2017.

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