KARATE champion Navid Mohammadi has tragically died in a automobile crash on the age of 18.
The World Karate Federation confirmed in a press release that the promising fighter was killed in an accident in his residence metropolis of Tehran, Iran.
Mohammadi received the boys’ over-68kg gold medal on the Buenos Aires 2018 Summer season Youth Olympic Video games.
Native experiences claimed he was dashing in his automobile in the course of the early hours of June 6 when he misplaced management.
It was alleged that the automobile crashed when exiting Kouhsar tunnel – though this has not been confirmed.
Ahmad Mobaraki, head of the provincial council of karate in Fars province in south west Iran, stated Mohammadi was driving alone and that nobody else was injured.
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In addition to his gold, Mohammadi was also the winner of several national honours and claimed runner-up spot in the male junior over-76kg category at the 2018 Asian Karate Federation Cadet, Junior and U21s Championships in Japan.
The WKF statement read: “At 18 years old, Navid Mohammadi was one of the most promising karatekas in the world.
“The young karate enthusiast made history for the sport when he won the gold medal in the category of male kumite over-68kg in the first appearance of karate at the Youth Olympic Games.”