Iranian visually-challenged judoka Mohammad Reza Kheirollahzadeh has displayed remarkable athletic skills at the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Judo World Cup in Uzbekistan, and deservedly collected a gold medal at the prestigious sporting event.
On Monday, Kheirollahzadeh prevailed over a representative from the host country in his first over 100-kilogram weight class contest at Uzbekistan Sport Complex in the Uzbek capital city of Tashkent.
He overwhelmed a Brazilian contestant in the next bout and progressed to the final round.
Kheirollahzadeh downed Jack Hodgson, a competitor from Great Britain, in the final showdown, and got the gold medal.
The IBSA Judo World Cup started on October 5, and finished on October 10, 2017.
The competition attracted dozens of judo practitioners from various countries, including Algeria, Brazil, Germany, Great Britain, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Mongolia and Uzbekistan.