Iranian male and female karate fighters have finished as vice champions at the 1st Asia Pacific Goju Ryu Karate Championship/5th AGKF Championship in Malaysia.
The martial artists demonstrated awe-inspiring displays of combat skills.
Iran landed in the second position of the chart having collected six gold, seven silver and nine bronze medals at the end of the four-day competitions at Cheras Indoor Stadium in the Malaysian capital city of Kuala Lumpur, the Islamic Republic of Iran Karate Federation website reported.
Iran's kumite team concluded the 9-13 age group contests clinching a gold medal.
Iranian female karate practitioners, for their part, settled for a bronze medal at the end of team kumite competitions in the 10-13 age section.
In the senior team kumite division, Iranian men’s and women’s squad could clinch a silver medal each.
Furthermore, Ermia Abbasi, Mohammad Javad Erfanian, Amir Hossein Fadaei, Mohammad Mehdi Mohaqqeq and Niousha Kolahdouz overcame their rivals in the individual kumite contests and each received a gold medal.
Mehrgan Teymournejad, Ows Amarlou, Iliya Abbasi and Fatemeh Shojaei picked up a silver medal apiece in the individual kumite contests.
Bronze medals went to Kamyab Mohammadi, Maryam Mohseni, Parniyan Sheikhkhani and Bahar Bakhtiyari in the individual kumite category.
While Kolahdouz received an individual kata silver medal, Katayoun Azmandpour, Aref Sarlak, Bakhtiyari and Sheikhkhani won a bronze medal each in the same division.
The 1st Asia Pacific Goju Ryu Karate Championship/5th AGKF Championship started in Kuala Lumpur on August 11 and finished on August 14.
The tournament brought together dozens of karate parishioners from 19 Asian countries, including China, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Malaysia.