Bakhriniso Babaeva gain the first gold medal for Uzbekistan in international karate competitions
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Local karatekas delighted the home crowd since they went to win three continental crowns today. The gold medal count for hosts started in Female Kumite -50kg.

Bakhriniso Babaeva took the flag of the organising nation to the top of the podium after edging World champion Miho Miyahara of Japan 8-8 in a sensational final. In one of the biggest upsets of the day, Babaeva won her first international title since the Uzbek karateka had only taken one silver and one bronze medals in international competitions thus far.