Iran young wrestlers grab 4 medals, stand in 3rd spot

Tehran, 20 April, IRNA – Iranian young wrestlers have gained four medals at the Azerbaijani Wrestling Federationˈs Cup to win the third title at the tournament.

The young Greco-Roman wrestlers managed to bag one gold, one silver, and two bronze medals in the capital Baku on Saturday, Press TV reported on Sunday.

Meysam Delkhani beat an Azerbaijani wrestler in the final encounter of the 54 kilogram category to win the gold medal while Mostafa Kalavi lost his final battle to another Azerbaijani wrestler to bag silver in the 46 kilogram category.

In the 58 kilogram category, Mohammad Hossein Hosseini and Alireza Eftekhari won their third-place play-offs to take bronze medals home.

Meanwhile, Hamed Ahmadzadeh lost his play-off match against a Turkish wrestler, who got the bronze medal of the 85 kilogram category.

One-hundred kilogram category wrestler Hamid Reza Karimi also lost the encounter against a Hungarian wrestler by fall and failed to get a medal.

Iran’s 12-man team faced rivals from Turkey, Azerbaijan, Hungary, and Georgia.

The Islamic Republic stood at the third place at the tourney after host Azerbaijan in the first and Turkey in the second spot.



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