TEHRAN (ISNA)-Iranian wushu sanda fighters came second at the 17th Italy international championships wining 2 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals.
Iran's Behzad Mirzaeian attending in (-60kg) category beat Italian rival in semifinals but failed to crash Russian representative in final and received silver medal.
Habib Bahmani in (-70kg) class thrashed Russian competitor in semifinals but was beaten by Azeri contender due to unfair judgment. In (-90kg) category Azizollah Khoubseresht thrashed Ukrainian representative in ranking and received bronze medal.
Russia came first in the competitions and Azerbaijan finished with the third.
The international tournaments hosted 650 athletes out of 32 countries from May 15 to 17 in the port city of Perugia.
12 Iranian wushu fighters attended in the races in three sections of sanda, sanshou and taolu.
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