According to IRNA news, 2 April,Tehran– Iranian karate team, by receiving three gold and four bronze medals, stood on the first place in the third stage of Karate 1 Premier League Dubai 2017.
Saeed Alipour defeated Greek representive 1-0 in the Men’s minus 67 kilogram class and won the gold medal. He had defeated rivals from UAE, Algeria, Luxemburg, Cameron, Russia and Saudi Arabia to reach the final game.
Fatemeh Chalaki earned a gold medal in the women’s minus 50-kilogram class by defeating Russia’s Valeria Finashkina 2-0.
The Iranian athlete had already defeated representatives of Macau, Chinese Taipei, Turkey, and Indonesia respectively to reach the final stage.
Sajjad Ganjzadeh was another Iranian athlete who won the gold medal by defeating Georgia representative 3-1 in the men’s plus 84 kilogram class.
Negin Baqeri, Amir Mahdizadeh and Abolfazl Shahrjerdi defeated the Turkish, Russian and Hong Kong representatives respectively and took the bronze medal.
Iran’s Azad University team earned the bronze medal in team section of these prestigious competitions.
According to the official website of World Karate Federation, the Karate1-Premier League is the most important league event in the world of Karate. It comprises of a number of the most prominent Karate competitions and endeavors to bring together the best Karate athletes in the world in open championships of unprecedented scale and quality.
Initiated in 2011 with two tournaments held in Paris and Istanbul, the Karate1-Premier League- has made exponential progress in terms of magnitude and status of the tournaments as well as the number of participants and countries represented.