Iranian Karate Fighter Grabs Gold in Tokyo
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Karate practitioner Sajjad Ganjzadeh managed to overpower his Saudi rival and garnered a gold medal in Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Ganjzadeh won the final match of men's Kumite +75 kg at Olympics karate contests to win the 3rd gold medal and 7th medal in total for Iran.
He defeated Saudi Arabia opponent T. Hamedi at men's Kumite +75 kg on Saturday afternoon to win the 3rd gold medal for Iran so far in the Tokyo Olympics games.
He beat the Saudi opponent 4-0 by Hansoku.
Ganjzadeh won the gold medal after his opponent, Saudi Arabia's Tareg Hamedi, was disqualified.
A kick from Hamedi knocked out Ganjzadeh, who was carried away on a stretcher.
The Iranian karate practitioner had beaten Turkish U. Aktas to reach the final.
With seven medals, Iran is now standing at 27th place in the medal tally of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
Olympic Games, kicked off in the Japanese capital on August 1.