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Iranian male karateka snatches silver in Jakarta

Jakarta, Iranian male karate fighter Amir Mahdizade bagged a silver medal at Asian Games which is underway in Jakarta.

Mahdizade in the weight category of -60kg defeated rivals from the Philippines and Vietnam and advanced to the semi-final match.

In the semi-final match, he stood against Uzbek fighter and reached the final stage.

Mahdizade was overpowered by Indonesian fighter and received a silver medal.

Malaysia and Uzbekistan received a bronze medal jointly.

The Iranian outfit at the 2018 Asian Games comprises 280 sportsmen and 98 sportswomen who will compete in 42 sports fields.

The 2018 Asian Games kicked off on August 18 and will wrap up on September 2 in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang.

Over 11,000 athletes from 45 Asian countries attended the competition.

The 2018 Asian Games, officially known as the 18th Asian Games and also known as Jakarta Palembang 2018, is a pan-Asian multi-sport event underway in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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