Poorshab wins silver in final event of Karate 1-Series A

TEHRAN, Sep. 23 (MNA) – Zabihollah Poorshab settled for a silver medal at this season’s final event of Karate 1-Series A, held in Santiago, Chile.

The Iranian karateka suffered a narrow 1-1 defeat against his Turkish rival and world number one Ugur Aktas in the final bout of -84kg category.

Japan’s Rikito Shimada and Igor Chikhmarev of Kazakhstan won bronze medals of this category.

The fourth and final event of Karate 1-Series A was held in Chilean capital from September 20 to 22 with the participation of some 800 competitors from 72 countries.

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