good news iran: Shahbakhsh wins 1st ever medal in world c’ships for Iran
Shahbakhsh claimed a bronze medal in the under-60kg of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) Men’s World Boxing Championships, the Tehran Times reported on Saturday.
Shahbakhsh, who was supposed to meet Abdumalik Khalokov of Uzbekistan in the semifinals on Thursday, forfeited due to injury.
Gold medal went to France’s Sofiane Oumiha who defeated Khalokov in the final.
Iran had sent 10 boxers to the championships which were held in Belgrade, Serbia from Oct. 27 to Nov. 5.