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Iran finishes runner-up at Istanbul karate meet

TEHRAN, Sept. 4 (Mehr News Agency) - Iran took the second spot at an international karate tournament in Istanbul, a seaport in northwestern Turkey, Sunday night.

The Iranian karatekas garnered two gold, three silver, and five bronze medals during the two-day event and Turkey lifted the title.

Hossein Rohani and Maziar Elhami gave Iran two golds in the -60 and -80kg classes respectively while Mahmud Korkabadi, Payam Moradi, and Jassem Vishgahi and snatched silvers in the -65, -70, and -75kg and Farshid Mohammadi, Reza Azizi, Mehdi Davvalikhani, Nader Jodat, and Moslem Zeynoddin bagged bronzes in the -60, +80kg, and Open categories.

Twenty-five teams competed during the event.

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