IAU Students Claim Second Spot at 2018 FISU World University Karate C’ship

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 09:57

Students of Islamic Azad University have managed to collect ten medals, including one gold, four silver, and five bronze medals in the men and women’s categories at the 11th FISU World University Karate Championship in Japan.

According to an ISCA report, Saleh Abazari, Arak SAMA IAU student, won his rival 4-0 and bagged gold at the 11th FISU World University Karate Championship in the Japanese city of Kobe. He had defeated opponents from Poland, France and Hungary to advance to the final fixture.

Abazari also represented Iran’s kumite team – along with Mehdi Qararizadeh, Younes Norouzi, Mehdi Khodabakhshi, Mehdi Rahiminejad, Milad Bahmani and Mohammad-Mehdi Qaheri – which settled for a second-spot finish after suffering a 3-1 defeat against Japan.

In the kata contests, Abolfazl Shahrjerdi snatched a silver after he was beaten 5-0 by a Japanese practitioner in the final of the men’s singles’ contests while Iran’s three-a-side team – comprising Sharjerdi, Milad Delikhoun and Ali Zand – beat Sri Lanka 5-0 to take the men’s team bronze.

Avishan Bagheri conceded defeat 2-0 against her Japanese rival at the final showdown in the -55kg category and grabbed the silver medal.

Melika Ahadi won Iran its second silver after conceding defeat against a Japanese rival in the -61kg category.

In addition, Fa’ezeh Chizari (women’s -50kg), Behnoush Najafi (women’s -68kg), Ali Meskini (men’s -60kg) and Rahiminejad (men’s -67kg) collected four bronze medals in their weight divisions.

A total of 10 medals gave Iran a second-place finish, following Japan which dominated the championships with 10 gold, two silvers and two bronzes. France, meanwhile, stood third, pocketing one gold, two silvers and five bronzes.

Karate practitioners from 33 countries took part in the 11th FISU World University Karate Championship in Kobe, Japan. The international tournament kicked off on July 18 and wrapped up on July 22.

Related News

COVID-19 Pandemic Cancels 2020 FISU World University C’ships

1399/4/7 12:22

IAU Finishes as Bronze Medalists in FISU World Cup - 3x3

1398/8/13 10:47

IAU Karatekas Win Medals at Karate 1-Premier League

1398/3/20 09:24

IAU Students Shine in Karate 1-Series A Istanbul

1398/2/30 16:25

IAU Karatekas Runner-Up in Iran Karate Super League

1398/2/14 10:51

IAU Runner-Up at 1st Asian University C’ship

1398/1/28 16:14

IAU Karatekas Shine at 1st Asian University C’ship

1398/1/27 16:50

Khomeyni Shahr IAU Student Becomes Champion in 2018 Matsushima Cup Iran-Esfahan

1397/6/10 09:41

Arak SAMA IAU Student Wins Gold in 15th Asian Karate C’ships

1397/4/27 09:13

Jahrom IAU Student Runner-Up in 19th MILO Int’l Karate C’ship 2018

1397/4/16 10:55

Yadegar-e-Imam IAU Student Snatches Gold at Karate1 Premier League - Istanbul 2018

1397/3/22 12:04

Savadkuh IAU Wins Gold in 2018 Shotokan Karate C’ships

1397/2/9 10:31

Yadegar-e-Imam (RAH) IAU Student Shines in 2018 Int’l Karate Club C’ship

1397/2/1 12:02

Zahedan SAMA IAU Student Ranks 2nd in 2018 Asia Karate C’ships

1396/12/8 12:39

Iranian Girl Snatches Gold in Turkish Open Karate Tournament

1396/11/9 13:36

Mashhad SAMA IAU Karateka Snatches Gold in Azerbaijan Karate Tournament

1396/10/27 11:03

Mianeh IAU Students Shine at Int’l Tournament in Baku

1396/10/18 16:03

Aliabad-e Katul Student Ranks 3rd in Iran Zamin Cup

1396/10/16 12:35

Mobarakeh IAU Student Runner-Up in Iran Zamin Cup

1396/10/5 09:11

Lahijan IAU Student Wins KWU Bronze Medal

1396/9/27 15:15

Garmsar IAU Ranks 3rd in Kyokushin Karate European Cup

1396/9/27 13:55

Naraq IAU Student Ranks 3rd in 2017 MMA

1396/9/14 11:26

Rash IAU Student Becomes Champion in 15th WKI Int’l Karate C’Ship

1396/9/1 14:00

Bandar-e Anzali IAU Student Claims Gold at WKF U-21 C’ships

1396/8/8 16:28

Isfahan IAU Students Runner-Up at Karate1 Series A - Istanbul 2017

1396/7/25 15:40

Mianeh IAU Students Become Champion in 2017 Tabriz Int’l Karate Championships

1396/7/18 09:28

Arak IAU Student Runner-Up in 2017 World League

1396/7/12 10:47

Ilkhchi IAU karateka Shines in Tabriz Int’l Karate C’ships

1396/7/5 15:04


Popular News

Latest News