News ID: 323554
Published: 0833 GMT August 17, 2022

Iranians collect three ISG fencing medals

Iranians collect three ISG fencing medals
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Iranian fencer Azam Bakhti (R) is in action in the women’s epee competitions in Konya, Turkey, on August 16, 2022.

Sports Desk

A rather quiet day for Iran at the Islamic Solidarity Games saw the country’s fencers bag three medals – including a historic one for Azam Bakhti – in Konya, Turkey.

Bakhti claimed a first-ever women’s fencing medal for Iran in the history of the Games, sharing the third podium of epee contests with Kamilia Abdyl-Khamitova of Kyrgyzstan.

The Iranian won three in the preliminary round and then overcame opponents from Kazakhstan and Turkey to reach the semifinals, only to suffer a 13-11 defeat against home favorite Aleyna Erturk and settle for the bronze.

Erturk beat Uzbekistan’s Shahzoda Egamberdieva 15-8 in the final.

 

Saber silver

 

Ali Pakdaman added a silver to Iran’s medal haul in Konya, finishing second to Turkey’s Enver Yıldırım in the men’s individual saber competititons.

An all-Iranian semifinal saw Pakdaman square off against Mohammad Rahbari, with the former coming out victorious with a 15-11 scoreline, as Rahbari – a two-time team silver winner at the Asian Games – finished his campaign with a consolation bronze.

Pakdaman was then narrowly beaten 15-14 by Yıldırım in the final.

Meanwhile, Iranian men’s foil team left the event empty-handed after conceding a 45-34 loss to Qatar in the third-place bout.

 

   
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