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Iranian karatekas grab five more world medals

Tokyo, Aug 7, IRNA -- Iranian karatekas garnered five more medals at the world shotokan competitions in Tokyo on Friday.

Martial art players fetched Iran two golds, one silver, and two bronzes in the seventh edition.

In junior girls' kumite meet, Maryam Khayyamdar stood top.

In women's individual kata, Roza Zia-Shahabi finished third as the Indian and Turkish representatives took the title and stood runner-up respectively.

In men's individual kata, Ardavan Lashkari snatched the silver medal.

Turkish karatekas bagged gold and bronze.

In women's team kata, Iran ranked third and the top and second titles went to Turkey and Ireland.

In men's team kata, Iran stole the glittering gold while Turkey stood second and Japan bagged bronze.

The biannual event ends Saturday.

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