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Iranian kickboxing team wins Azerbaijan int’l champs

Rasht, Gilan prov, July 31, Iran kickboxing team 'Elite' won Azerbaijan international championships.

Iranian team received 14 gold medals, 8 silver medals and 3 bronze medals, Head of Gilan martial arts squad Morteza Hassanzadeh told Islamic republic News Agency (IRNA) on Monday.

The event was held with the attendance of Iran, Russia, Turkey, Georgia, Ukraine and Azerbaijan.

Kickboxing is a group of stand-up combat sports based on kicking and punching, historically developed from Karate and Muay Thai.

Kickboxing is practiced for self-defense, general fitness, or as a contact sport.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency