When Rifqi Ardiansyah Subverted the World Karate Champion

ANTARA FOTO/INASGOC/Melvinas Priananda

The 11th gold medal of the Indonesian team raises from the Karate sport after RifkiArdiansyahArrosyiid win gold in the 60 kg kumite number. In this number, the Indonesian National Army soldier serving in the Brawijaya Military Command overthrow the Iranian karateka, Amir Mehdi Zadeh.

Amazingly, Amir was the World Champion in the 2012 and 2016 World Championships. In addition, Amir was the defending champion of the 2014 Asian Games Karate in Incheon, South Korea.

In Asian Games history, this gold medal is the 3rd gold for Indonesia from Karate. PB Chairperson of the Indonesian Karatedo Sports Federation (FORKI), GatotNurmantyo claimed, that Rifki’s success is due to PB FORKI’s hard work. “This is the result of coaching. Rifki’s achievements are presented to all Indonesian people, “said Gatot quoted from bola.com.


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