0919 GMT August 14, 2018
Having topped the Greco-Roman competitions, Iranian freestyle wrestlers continued the country’s victorious trend at the 2018 Asian Cadet Championships in Uzbekistan to clinch the title, collecting eight medals including six golds.
On Sunday and the final day of the competitions in the Uzbek capital city of Tashkent, Rahman Amouzad outpowered Sultan Kurmanaliyev of Kazakhstan by technical fall (10-0) in the men’s 45kg final to collect Iran’s first gold of the day.
Additionally, Ali Abdollahi, representing the country in the men’s 92kg contests, also grabbed a gold after he claimed an emphatic victory over Kazakhstan’s Yunus Gafurov by a 12-2 scoreline.
Amirhossein Zare’ took Iran’s gold tally to six by outmuscling India’s Kumar Anirudh in the men’s 110kg final bout.
Also on Sunday, Seyyed Erfan Ja’farian beat the Saudi wrestler Faisal al-Dossary to settle for the men’s 51kg bronze.
On the first day of the freestyle contests, Mohammad Karimi (65kg), Mohammad Nokhodi (71kg) and Mohammadreza Qiyasi (80kg) had bagged three golds, having won the final against opponents from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan respectively.
Sajjad Goudarzi also put a decent end to his campaign in the men’s 55kg weight class and took the bronze after beating the South Korean wrestler in the third-place contest.
Having tallied 196 points, Iran won the championship trophy while Kazakhstan (171pts) and Uzbekistan (146pts) finished second and third respectively.