Iran Decisively Reclaims Sanda Wushu World Title

Iran Decisively Reclaims Sanda Wushu World Title...
msn.com 24/10/2019 Sports

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TEHRAN (FNA)- Team Iran of 8 Wushu practitioners in Sanda discipline re-cliamed the country’s world title with all members of the squad bringing home gold medals from the 15th edition of the World Wushu Championships in the Chinese city of Shanghai.
Iran had dispatched eight athletes, including five men and three women, to the Sanda competitions and all of them managed to earn the gold medals of their weight categories, bringing home the world title from the birthplace of wushu, China.
In women’s category, Maryam Hashemi (75kg), Shahrbanoo Mansourian (70kg), and Elaheh Mansourian (75kg) won three golds.
And in men’s competitions, Erfan Ahangarian (65kg), Ali Khorshidi (80kg), Mohsen Mohammad Seifi (70kg), and Milad Arefi (85kg), Yousef Sabri (75kg) bagged the gold medals.
In total medals table of Taolu and Sanda, Iran finished runner-up with 9 gold, three silver and one bronze medal while China ranks first with 12 golds and one bronze.
The 15th edition of World Wushu Championships was held from October 20 to 23 with the participation of over 1000 practitioners from some 100 countries. The biennial event began in 1991 and always captures the excitement and range of Wushu both in the explosive full-contact combat Sanda bouts and the dynamic movements and distinct weaponry of Taolu forms competition.
In the 14th edition of the event held in Russia’s Kazan, Iran bagged a total of 11 medals (including eight golds, one silver and two bronzes) to stand second in the medals table after China (15 gold medals).
Earlier this month, an Iranian national was appointed as Chairman of the World Wushu Championships Supervision Committee for the third consecutive year.
Mehdi Alinejad was appointed to the post by President of the International Wushu Federation Yu Zaiqing.
The World Wushu Championships Supervision Committee which has three members, including Iran, Romania and Malaysia.
The Committee has a duty to monitor all World Championships affairs and system of refereeing as well as removing any possible problems between the participating federations.
The World Wushu Championships Supervision Committee is the highest position in the hierarchy governing the international contests.
---Team Iran of 8 Wushu practitioners in Sanda discipline re-cliamed the country’s world title with all members of the squad bringing home gold medals from the 15th edition of the World Wushu Championships in the Chinese city of Shanghai. ---
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