Sara Bahmanyar, a member of the Women’s Karate Team

In the quarterfinals, she defeated her rival from Uzbekistan to push his way to the semi-final game where she also defeated another rival from Chinese Taipei to advance to the final game.Bahmanyar has to compete with a French rival later today in the final game to win the gold medal of the tournament.Karate is now predominantly a striking art using punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes and open-hand techniques such as knife-hands, spear-hands and palm-heel strikes.