Turkish karateka wins world championship title
BREMEN - Anadolu Agency
Enes Erkan (R) won 5-4 against Iran’s Sajad Ganjzadeh in the final game. AA PhotoTurkish karateka Enes Erkan won his second world championship title in the men’s kumite (free fight) 84-plus kilogram division on Nov. 8.
Erkan, the defending world champion from Paris in 2012 and the European champion from Budapest in 2013 in individual categories, won 5-4 against Iran’s Sajad Ganjzadeh. In earlier stages in the tournament, Erkan toppled Estonia’s Tanel Paabo, Albania’s Herolind Nishevci, Moreno Sheppard of the Netherlands and Spain’s Vizuete Fernandez in the semi-final.
Separately, another Turkish karateka, Gökhan Gündüz, won the bronze medal in the 84-kilogram division after winning 3-0 against Germany’s Mehmet Bolat.
More than 1,000 athletes from 107 nations are competing in the 22nd World Senior Championships in Bremen, Germany.