Iranian male and female karate practitioners have ranked second at the 15th edition of Asian Karate Federation (AKF) Cadet, Junior & U-21 Championship in Indonesia.
Iran landed in the second position of the chart, having collected six gold, four silver and fifteen bronze medals at the end of the week-long contests at the Celebes Convention Center in the southern Indonesian city of Makassar.
The Iranian karatekas stood behind their Japanese counterparts with 20 gold, three silver and eight bronze medals.
The hosts could pick up two gold, seven silver and a dozen bronze medals to secure the third place.
On Sunday, Iran’s Zohreh Barzegar overcame a representative from Chinese Taipei 2-0 in the last contest of the female cadent minus 55-kilogram weight category, and was awarded the gold medal.
Zahra Barzegar, however, lost to her Japanese opponent in the female cadet minus 61-kilogram class, and won a silver medal for Iran.
In the female cadet minus 61-kilogram category, Melika Ahadi prevailed over her Thai rival in the repechage round and settled for the bronze.
Behnoush Najafi also earned a bronze in the female cadet minus 68-kilogram section.
Additionally, Reza Enayati scored a 6-3 win over his Jordanian competitor in the final contest of the male cadet minus 67-kilogram class, and clinched the gold.
Ali Meskini also pocketed a bronze medal in the male cadet minus 55-kilogram category, after his Nepalese opponent did not show up for the repechage encounter.
The 15th edition of AKF Cadet, Junior & U-21 Championship started in Makassar, Indonesia, on November 21, and finished on November 27, 2016.
The continental tournament attracted some 400 male and female karate practitioners from 24 Asian countries, including China, Chinese Taipei, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan.