Iran junior Greco-Roman wrestler wins silver in intl. tourney

Iranian junior Greco-Roman wrestler Payam Boyeri (center)

Iranian junior Greco-Roman wrestler Payam Boyeri has exhibited his skills and strength at the 2014 International Fédération Internationale des Luttes Associées (FILA) Junior World Championships in Croatia, picking up a silver medal.

On Tuesday, Boyeri overcame a representative from Latvia 12-2 in his opening round contest of men’s 74-kilogram weight category at the Dom Sportova Sports Hall in the Croatian capital Zagreb.

The young Iranian wrestler prevailed over his Croat and Kyrgyz rivals 8-0 and 1-0 in the next bouts respectively to march into the semifinal round.

Boyei defeated a contestant from Georgia by one point to 0 in the semifinal, and booked the ticket for the final.

However, his Turkish opponent downed him by a technical fall in the last encounter, and the Iranian junior Greco-Roman wrestler collected the silver medal.

The 2014 FILA Junior World Championships opened in the Croatian capital Zagreb on August 5, and will wrap up on August 10.

The tournament features competitions in the three styles: men’s Greco-Roman, men’s freestyle, and women’s freestyle.

Male wrestlers compete in the 50kg, 55kg, 60kg, 66kg, 74kg, 84kg, 96kg and 120kg divisions, while female athletes vie in the 44kg, 48kg, 51kg, 55kg, 59kg, 63kg, 67kg and 72kg weight classes.

By Press TV


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