Iranian judoka Khojasteh claims silver in Asian Cadet and Junior Judo Championships

Iranian judoka Alireza Khojasteh has displayed remarkable athletic skills at 11th Asian Cadet and 18th Asian Junior Judo Championships in Kyrgyzstan, and collected a silver medal at the sporting event.

On Saturday, Khojasteh prevailed over a representative from Chinese Taipei in his first under 66-kilogram weight class contest at Gazprom Sports Complex in the Kyrgyz capital city of Bishkek.

He overwhelmed a Kazakh contestant in the next bout and progressed to the semi-final round. 

Khojasteh downed another competitor from Kazakhstan and found a place in the final showdown, where he fell to an opponent from Uzbekistan and got the silver medal.

The 11th Asian Cadet and 18th Asian Junior Judo Championships started in the Kyrgyz capital city of Bishkek on July 12, and will finish on July 16, 2017.

The competitions have attracted dozens of judo practitioners from various Asian countries, including China, Chinese Taipei, India, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia and Uzbekistan.

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