Ganjzadeh wins gold at Karate 1-Premier League
Ganjzadeh defeated his countryman Saleh Abazari in the final match of Male Kumite +84kg by “Hantei” or decision. In Male Kumite -67kg, Andres Madera of Venezuela defeated Seyed Ali Karimi of Iran by accumulation of sanctions. Bahman Askari also won Iran’s third silver after losing to Dastonbek Otabolaev from Uzbekistan 1-0 in the final match of the Male Kumite -75kg. Earlier on the day, Majid Hassannia defeated Brazilian Douglas Brose in the Male Kumite -60 Kg to win a bronze medal. In the Male Kumite -84kg, Mehdi Khodabakhshi defeated his countryman Zabihollah Poorshab 5-0 and claimed a bronze medal. Taravat Khaksar also seized a bronze medal in the Female Kumite -55kg, beating her Italian rival Lorena Busa 3-0. And Hamideh Abbasali defeated Italian Clio Ferracuti 3-2 in the Female Kumite +68kg and won a bronze medal. Iran claimed one gold, three silver and four bronze in the competition. The competition brought 543 karate fighters from 76 countries together in Shanghai, China.