Young Iranian wrestlers collect 11 medals in Turkey tournament

Young Iranian wrestlers at the 2014 Cumhuriyet Youth Wrestling Tournament in Istanbul, Turkey

Young Iranian freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestlers have snatched eleven medals at the 2014 Cumhuriyet Youth Wrestling Tournament in Turkey.

On Saturday, day two of the competitions in the Turkish city of Istanbul, Iran’s freestyle athlete Mohammad Namjou-Motlaq was downed by his Bulgarian opponent in the last encounter of men’s 55-kilogram weight category and collected the silver medal.

In the 74-kilogram category, Amir Hossein Lorestani won his final bout against a representative from Russia to take home the gold medal.Also

Seyyed Iman Hosseini overpowered a Turkish freestyle wrestler in his last combat of 120-kilogram class, and clinched the gold.

Iranian Greco-Roman wrestlers Reza Khedri and Pouya Abbasi also emerged victorious in their third-place play-offs of 55-kilogram and 120-kilogram weight sections, and were awarded bronze medals.

On Friday, young Iranian freestyle wrestlers collected three gold medals, and Greco-Roman athletes won three bronze medals.

The 2014 Cumhuriyet Youth Wrestling Tournament started in the Turkish city of Istanbul on October 24, and will run until October 26. Dozens of wrestlers from various countries, including Bulgaria, Georgia, Hungary, Iran, Russia and Turkey, have taken part in the tournament.

By Press TV


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