Iran takes World Junior Wushu Championships crown for 1st time
Young Iranian wushu practitioners have displayed impressive physical and mental skills at the seventh edition of the World Junior Wushu Championships in Brazil, and won the title for the first time in both Taolu (form) and Sanda (sparring) disciplines of the prestigious tournament.
Iranian athletes were crowned as the champion of the international sports event, having clinched eleven gold, eight silver and seven bronze medals.
They were followed by contestants from Hong Kong in the second place, who collected ten gold, four silver and eight bronze medals.
American wushu practitioners claimed the third place, having pocketed eight gold, four silver and three bronze medals.
The Iranian team secured 11 gold medals through Seyyedeh Sogand Golshani, Seyyed Mohammad Hosseini, Aida Haydari, Kimia Shoushtari, Mohammad Mehdi Rezaei, Ebrahim Aslani, Shoja' Panahi, Mohammad Farhadi, Hamid Kianian, Mohamamd Hajizadeh and Hassan Lotfi.
Mehdi Khani, Nazanin Bazdar, Mina Panahi, Fatemeh Jazini, Mohammad Ali Mojiri plus boys' and girls' duelin teams could add eight silvers to Iran's medal tally.
Additionally, Zahra Botshekan, Yasin Shahraki, Panahi, Khani, Bazdar and Mojiri settled for a bronze medal each.
The seventh edition of the World Junior Wushu Championships opened on July 9, and ran through July 16, 2018.
Source: Press TV