Iran freestyle wrestlers finish first in intl. military cup

The national Iranian freestyle wrestling team has won five medals at the at the 28th edition of the World Military Wrestling Championship Tournament in Iran.

On Sunday, Iranian wrestlers Farshad Safarzadeh, Saeed Dadashpour and Esmail Nejatian exhibited impressive performances at the second hall of the Wrestling House in Tehran, and collected the gold medal in the men’s 60-kilogram, 74-kilogram and 84-kilogram weight categories.

Ja’far Shams Nateri also won a silver medal for Iran in the 120-kilogram weight class.

The Iranian team amassed 68 points and was named the top-ranked squad. Kazakhs landed in second place with 48 points, and third-place Chinese bagged 42 points.

Iranian military wrestlers ended the first day of freestyle wrestling competitions on Saturday with two gold medals and a silver.

Mohammad Naderi defeated Yang Jung-sung from North Korea in the final bout of the 66-kilogram weight category, and collected the gold medal.

The bronze medal went to Ukrainian freestyle wrestler Johanni Khavylof, who overpowered Azad Sakayef from Kazakhstan.

In the 96-kilogram weight class, Ja’far Daliri of Iran won the gold medal after overwhelming Polish sportsman Radoslaw Baran.

Iraq’s Mohammad Sohail defeated Armenian wrestler Victor Hazyshvyly to receive a bronze medal.

Iranian athlete Omid Jalali Bahar defeated his North Korean opponent Jong Hak-lin in the 55-kilogram weight class, and claimed the gold medal.

Yeldaz Abi Ktof from Kazakhstan overwhelmed Chinese wrestler Hyri Han, and snatched the bronze medal.

The 28th edition of the World Military Wrestling Championship Tournament opened in the Iranian capital on October 22 and wraps up on October 28.

The event brought together more than 300 athletes from 17 countries.

Military wrestlers from Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, China, Egypt, Finland, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Pakistan, Poland, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey and Ukraine competed in the tournament.

By Press TV


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