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Iran wins world youth kumite title

Tehran, Nov 13, IRNA-Iran was crowned at the individual kumite event of the World Youth Karate Championships in Cyprus Saturday.

Representing the country in six weight categories, karatekas bagged three golds and two bronzes.

Ali Ajdadi, Hamed Zigossari, and Saeid Hassanipour stood top in -55, -65, and -70 kg classes and Farzad Abbaszadeh and Zabihollah Pourshib finished third in -75 and +75 kg categories.

Hossein Samandar, Iran's -60 kg representative, was knocked out of the tournament.

In team kumite, Iran defeated Spain and the Netherlands, but it was eliminated with a loss to the Republic of Azerbaijan.

In team kata, Iran failed to advance to next round as it conceded a 3-2 loss to Egypt.

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