2018 Asian Games;

Sajad Ganjzadeh wins karate gold medal in men's +84kg

سجاد گنج‌زاده

Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian Karate practitioner, Sajad Ganjzadeh won the gold medal in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.

Ganjzade defeated his Vietnamese opponent in the final of +84kg and won 14th gold medal for Iran in the 2018 Asian Games.

He had reached the final match after defeating a Palestinian fighter in his first match, followed by defeating former Asian champion from Saudi Arabia Tariq Hamdi 4-1 to advance to the semi-final stage.

In the semifinals, he won against a Kyrgyz opponent 2-1 to reach the final showdown.

In final match, Ganjzadeh beated his Vietnamese rival 5-2 and won the gold medal.

Collecting 14 gold, 11 silver and 9 bronze medals, Iran is currently ranked 4th in the medal table of the competitions.

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