News ID: 215267
Published: 0125 GMT May 18, 2018

Iran finishes world military wrestling runner-up

Iran  finishes world military wrestling runner-up

Sports Desk

Iran’s freestyle wrestling team had a decent finish at the World Military Wrestling Championship in Moscow, Russia, finishing second with a total of six medals including two golds.

Mehran Rezazadeh defeated Pak Un-gwang from North Korea to grab the men’s 57kg gold while Yadollah Mohebbi, representing the country in the men’s 125kg contests, also overcame Kazakhstan’s Nurzhan Omirbekov to collect Iran’s second gold in the competitions.

Meanwhile, Hamed Rashidi (74kg), Bahamn Teimouri (79kg) and Amir Mohammadi (97kg) grabbed three silver medals after suffering defeats in their final bouts.

In addition, Mohammad Namjoo-Motlaq settled for a third-place finish in the men’s 61kg weight class.

A total of six medals and 163 points gave Iran a runner-up spot following the host’s team Russia which dominated the tournament with seven golds and 225 points. Kazakhstan finished third with 117 points.

The 33rd edition of the competitions kicked off in the Russian capital on May 14, and will finish on May 20, 2018.

The tournament has reportedly brought together dozens of athletes from various countries, including Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, France, Georgia, Germany, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Pakistan and South Korea.








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