Iran’s medal tally reaches 17 at World Junior Wushu C’ships

TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) – Iranian wushu practitioners bagged nine more medals in World Junior Wushu Championships, held in Brasilia.

Iranian junior athletes picked one gold, four silver and four bronze medals in the third day of their competitions. Also, nine Iranian athletes have managed to reach the final of Sanda competition and await gold.

Mohammad Hosseini in 15-18 age group of boys’ Daosho form won the second gold medal of Iran in the event. Representatives from Malaysia and South Korea stood next in this category.

In 12-15 age group of boys’ Nandao form, Mehdi Khani grabbed silver. He had previously won a bronze in Nanquan and a silver in Nanguan forms.

Mohammad Ali Mojiri in 15-18 age group of boys’ Nandao form picked another silver. He had also earlier gained 2 bronze medals in Nanguan and Nanquan forms.

Iranian girls’ team comprising Mina Panahi and Sogand Golshani collected 9.07 points in Duilian form and grabbed the silver medal.

Iranian boys’ team consisting of Mohammad Ali Mojiri and Mohammad Hosseini won the silver medal of boys’ Duilian form.

In girls’ Nandao form, Nazanin Bazdar and Mina Panahi pocketed two bronze medals in 12-15 and 15-18 age groups respectively.

Zahra Botshekan in 9-12 age group of girls’ Daosho form won another bronze for her country.

In Sanda competitions, Ebrahim Aslani, Shoja Panahi, Mohammad Farhadi, Hamid Kianian, Mohammad Hajizadeh, Mohammad Mehdi Rezaie, Hassan Lotfi, Ayda Heidari and Kimia Shoushtari advanced to the final match of their weight categories and will fight for the gold medal in the final day of event.

Also, Sanda practitioner Yasin Shahraki suffered defeat in the semifinal against an Indian representative and collected another bronze medal for Iran.

Iranian wushu practitioners had previously bagged 8 medals – including one gold, four silver and three bronze – in the event.

The competition started on July 9 in Brasilia, Brazil and will wrap up on July 16.

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