Zabiollah Poorshab and Miad yari claimed two gold medals at the World Karate Federation (WKF) Karate 1-Series A event in Shanghai on Sunday.
Poorshab defeated Kazakhstan’s Igor Chikhmarev 2-0 for gold at under-84kg.
Yari also beat Eray Samdan of Turkey at under-60kg to win the gold.
In the under-67kg category, Amir Mehdizadeh defeated his compatriot Alireza Shirsefat 8-4 in the bronze medal match.
The event, part of the WKF’s second-tier circuit, is the season-ending competition and the final opportunity for karatekas on the tour to improve their ranking.
The WKF Karate 1-Series A is a world-class competition that provides karatekas around the world with more competitive opportunities to shine at the highest level. Presented in an open format thus allowing every athlete in the world to compete, the Karate 1-Series A is framed under the umbrella of the Karate 1 to bring together the best competitors in a series of open championships of unprecedented scale and quality.
The competition has brought 1176 karatekas from 80 countries together in Shanghai, China.
Cover photo: Veteran karate practitioner Zabiollah Poorshab snatched the 2nd gold medal for Iran at Karate1-Series A on Sunday, in China.