Afghanistan Grabs 2nd Place At International Muay Thai Competition in Iran

Thursday, 06/29/2023

With six gold, two silver, and four bronze medals, Afghanistan’s national Muay Thai team, secured the runner-up position at the international Muay Thai competition in Iran.

Afghan athletes also won the golden belt award and a trophy for the most technical team at the event.

Two teams representing Afghanistan participated in these competitions which concluded on Wednesday.

Mashaal Islamzai (51 kg); Jamil Ibrahimi (60 kg); Arash Ahmadi (57 kg); Yasin Mirzaei (48 kg) and Sayed Jamal Sahar (67 kg) won gold medals in their respective weight categories while Samiullah Alipoor and Reza Rezai secured the silver medals in the weight category of 67 kg and 54 kg respectively.

Apart from them, Shokrullah Yazdani (63.5 kg), Arif Salehi (75 kg), Hasan Sultani (75 kg), and Ali Sina Mohammadi (48 kg) clutched the bronze medals in their respective weight categories.

Afghanistan also managed to secure a gold and a silver medal in women’s competitions.

Iran secured the pole position in the competitions while Iraq placed third.

The competitions were held in Gilan in Iran with the participation of athletes from 13 countries. An Afghan immigrant team won 11 medals from these competitions too.

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