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Mohammadi bags Olympic gold medal

Tehran, Iran's karate athlete Navid Mohammadi (68kg) earned gold medal in the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina.

On the second day of the 2018 Olympic Games' Karate Championships, hosted by Argentina, Mohammadi in the final match of 68 kg faced Nabil H Chabi, Moroccan player and holder of the World Junior Championship title, and defeated him 5-0, thus winning the first gold medal for Iranian caravan.

Mohammadi defeated Irish Sinn McCarthy 5-0 in the first fight. In the second fight with a 2-0 score, he was defeated by Casey Saciayma, representing Japan and the holder of gold and bronze medals in Asia.

Iran's sports caravan won the medal in the third Olympic Games of the youth with its historical record total of 14 medals for the first time in the field of gymnastics and karate (first appearance). It is noteworthy that with 17 ranks climbing compared to the previous period was ranked seventh in Medal Rankings and above the United States.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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