A. Pakdaman, an Iranian fencer, claims that the Iranian men’s sabre squad performed brilliantly at the 2021 Islamic Solidarity Games.
A. Pakdaman Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
The Iranian men’s sabre team took first place at the 2021 Islamic Solidarity Games in Konya, Turkey. A. Pakdaman, a member of the Iranian men’s squad, told the Tehran Times, “It was a terrific outcome for us.”
He thought back on how intense the competition was during the tournament, which was won by Iran over Turkey. “There is now less of a gap between the competing squads. Uzbekistan’s senior and youth teams both performed admirably in Konya, demonstrating the country’s overall strength.
“Kazakhstan has some top-level fencers, and Turkey is the third-best squad in Europe,” A. Pakdaman said. After losing the final match on Tuesday night to the Turkish fencer, A. Pakdaman won the silver medal in the solo sabre competition. The Turkish player won this game with a score of 14-15.
I made it all the way to the finals of the individual tournament, when I was defeated by a single hit. The Iranian fencer remarked, “I got infected with covid-19 before the tournament started, and the disease hindered my preparation.”
A. Pakdaman had already won matches against Turkish and Kazakh competitors as well as Iran’s Mohammad Rahbari. Finally, A. Pakdaman, Mohammad Fotouhi, Mohammad Rahbari, and Nima Zahedi beat Turkey 45-28.
However, because to a stellar performance in team sabre, “we were able to compensate and come out on top versus the Turkey team,” he said. Azam Bakhti, Paria Mahrokh, and Mahsa Pourrahmati of Iran’s women’s epee team defeated to Turkey, 45-39, in the finals.
The outcomes for the Iranian women’s squad were fantastic. Azam Bakhti did exceptionally well, winning bronze in the individual competition for the first time in his life. A. Pakdaman says, “I think Iranian women’s fencing has a lot of potentials, and they may achieve more success in the future, and even win the Olympic quota.”