Junior Karateka snatches gold at World C’ships

TEHRAN, Oct. 28 (MNA) – Borbod Sedaghat has managed to bring home Iran’s first gold trophy at World Junior, Cadet and U21 Championships 2017 underway in Spain.

On the third day of the sportive extravaganza, the young Iranian karate practitioner defeated Nabil Ech-Chaabi of Morocco at Junior Kumite Male -76 kg division and stood on top of the podium.

In order to find his way to the finals, Sedaghat had previously overcome Georgia’s Anri Bitskinashvili, Andres Pena from Bolivia, Egypt’s Ashraf Mohamed Omar as well as Kirill Kuznetcov of Russia.

The 10th edition of World Cadet, Junior and Sub21 Championships kicked off on October 25 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife of Spain and will run through October 25.

The Iranian caravan has so far bagged one gold medal by Sedaghat, one silver by Majid Nikuhemat and four bronze medals by Ahmadreza Mahmoudi, Hadiseh Jamal, Ghasem Khubroo as well as the Female Kata Team comprising Yeganeh Shahpari, Golnaz Shahzeidi as well as Erfaneh Mesah.

In the rankings table, Iran stands sixth with six medals while the first place is jointly occupied by Egypt and Japan. Meanwhile, teams from Turkey, Spain and Kazakhstan stand in third to fifth positions.

The tournament is the benchmark event for our youngest karatekas, being the way to participate at the Senior Championships, and in our long-awaited Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.

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