Pakistan’s Hamza Iqbal wins bronze in Commonwealth Karate Championship 2022
Pakistan’s Hamza Iqbal Raja has won a bronze medal for Pakistan in 10th Commonwealth Karate Championship being played at Birmingham.
The star karateka won the medal after knocking out Indian player Vivek Teja Cherupalli in first round in men’s -84 category bout. He defeated the opponent with impressive 8-0 score on the board.
However, he lost the quarter final contest by 7-2 to England’s Joe Kellaway. Despite facing defeat, his chances for winning a medal were alive as he entered in Repechage round.
The Azad Kashmir-based athlete defeated Wales’ Nathan Preece 11-5 to qualify for the next round where he bagged the bronze after defeated Cyprus’ Demetris Demetriades.
Pakistan’s other Karateka in the championship Saadi Abbas wasn’t in his best form and finished at 5th place.