Azerbaijani female karate fighter brings hosts first Baku 2015 medal

Baku, June 13, AZERTAC 

Karate fighter Ilaha Gasimova had won Azerbaijan's first medal shortly before, taking bronze in the women's Kumite -55kg.

The 22-year-old defeated Spain's Cristina Ferrer Garcia, with France's Emily Thouy winning the gold medal by beating Croatia's Jelena Kovacevic in the final.

Turkey's Serap Ozcelik won the fiercely contested women's Kumite -50kg title, defeating Austria's Bettina Plank. Alexandra Recchia of France took the bronze.

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