Kudos to our athletes (especially martial arts)
The Iranian kickboxing team has pocketed a total of 16 medals to claim the championship of the 2011 kickboxing world cup in Germany.
The Iranian squad grabbed eight gold, three silver and five bronze medals to stand first in the World Kickboxing Association World Championships in the German city of Karlsruhe on Sunday, IRNA reported.
Akbar Karimi in the +90-kilogram category, Ahmad Nikkar in the -60-kilogram, Hamzeh Moradian in the -65-kilogram, Hossein Hayati in the -70-kilogram, Jamshid Asghar Givehchi in the -75-kilogram, Hossein Alizadeh in the -85-kilogram, and Mojtaba Hosseini in the -90-kilogram categories won gold for the Islamic Republic.
Nahid Moqaddam also won a gold medal in the -50-kilogram category of the women's competitions.
Iranian women fighters Mahsa Samadi in the -55- kilogram, Hadiseh Nouhi in the -60-kilogram, and Fataneh Bahmani in the -65-kilogram categories won the silver medals of the Iranian team.
Nouhi also won a bronze and Marjan Amini-Kaveh grabbed two bronze medals in different sections of the event.
Mehran Cheriki and Majid Karimaei claimed two other bronze medals for Iran at the world event.