News ID: 190341
Published: 0742 GMT April 05, 2017

Four Iranians top wrestlers in UWW Freestyle Ranking

Four Iranians top wrestlers in UWW Freestyle Ranking
Iran's Komeil Nemat Ghasemi (L) wrestles with USA's Tervel Ivaylov Dlagnev in the men's 125kg freestyle semifinal match on August 20, 2016, during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Sports Desk

Four Iranian wrestlers ranked among the top three of their weight classes in the latest United World Wrestling (UWW) Freestyle Ranking released at the end of March 2017.

Mostafa Hosseinkhani (70kg) and Hassan Yazdani (86kg) stood second in their weight classes and Hassan Rahimi (57kg) and Komeil Qassemi (125kg) sat in the third spot of their weight categories, reported.

Iran defeated the United States in the final showdown of the 2017 Freestyle Wrestling World Cup in the western Iranian province of Kermanshah to win the title.

The Iranians won their first four matches of the tournament’s final, before Olympic champions Jordan Burroughs and Kyle Snyder helped mount a comeback for the United States. The United States team trailed 4-3 entering the day’s winner-take-all final match, in which Nick Gwiazdowski was foiled by Iran’s Komeil Ghasemi, 5-0.


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