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Obituary: Youth Olympic Games medallist Navid Mohammadi


The World Karate family mourns the death of Karateka Navid Mohammadi of Iran. The young Iranian athlete who won the gold medal at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires passed away last week due to a car accident. 

At 18 years old, Navid Mohammadi was one of the most promising karatekas in the world. The young Karate enthusiast made history for the sport when he won the gold medal in the category of Male Kumite +68kg in the first appearance of Karate at the Youth Olympic Games.  

Additionally, Navid Mohammadi had won the silver medal at the 2018 AKF Cadet, Junior & U21 Championships and many national recognitions. The young karateka passed away last Thursday, June 6 due to a car accident in his home-town of Tehran. 

The World Karate family would like to extend their deepest condolences to Navid Mohammadi’s loved ones and friends, as well as to all members of the Iranian Karate community. 

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