Leader congratulates Iran wrestlers on championship

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei congratulates national Iranian Greco-Roman wrestling team on winning the title of the 2014 Wrestling World Championships.

In a message on Sunday night, Ayatollah Khamenei thanked the members and technical squad of the national wrestling team for their victory. The Leader further thanked the team for bringing honor to the country.

Ayatollah Khamenei also congratulated the Iranian nation on the team’s triumph.

On Sunday, the Iranian Greco-Roman team won the World Wrestling Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, for the first time with 42 points.

In the 59kg category, London 2012 Olympic Games gold medalist, Hamid Souriyan defeated Mingiyan Semenov from Russia 2-1 at the Gymnastics Palace to move into second place on the all-time Greco-Roman titles list with seven.

The Iranian legendary claimed his 6th world title to register his name as the only Iranian wrestler with seven gold medals which include his title at the 2012 Olympics.

On Saturday, Omid Haji Norouzi won a silver medal in the 66kg category after being defeated by Serbian Davor Stefanek 7-3.

Iranian wrestlers, Afshin Biabangard (71kg category) and Qasem Rezaei, succeeded in claiming two bronze medals.

Russia (1-2-1) came second with 36 points, followed by Turkey (0-2-2) with 34 points.

By Press TV


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