Karate kid Saadi Abbas strikes again

Published: April 21, 2014
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To date, Abbas is the only karate player in South Asia who holds the honour of being a gold medalist in the Asian Karate Championship. PHOTO: FILE

To date, Abbas is the only karate player in South Asia who holds the honour of being a gold medalist in the Asian Karate Championship. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: Pakistan’s celebrated young karate champion Saadi Abbas put another feather in his cap by winning a gold medal at the US Open Karate Championship in the 67kg category event at Las Vegas, USA.

The competition was held from April 15-20 where Abbas went on to beat players of Guatemala, USA, Greece and Ecuador in the preliminary rounds and semi-finals.

He was involved in a tough final against home player J. Henry but Abbas managed to come out as the winner with a score of 4-2.

Abbas also won gold medals at the Commonwealth Karate Championships in 2010, which took place in South Africa and Montreal in 2013.

Apart from those feats, he also won a gold medal at the 11th Asian Karate Championship which was held in China.

To date he is the only karate player in South Asia who holds the honour of being a gold medalist in the Asian Karate Championship.

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  • Desi Spider
    Apr 21, 2014 - 8:51PM

    Congrats Saadi, Thanks for making Pakistan proud all over the world.

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  • Haxan
    Apr 21, 2014 - 10:32PM

    Excellent !

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