News ID: 255606
Published: 0611 GMT July 12, 2019

Iran lifts Asian junior GR wrestling trophy

Iran lifts Asian junior GR wrestling trophy
Iran’s Greco-Roman wrestling team members and officials pose for a photo with the 2019 Asian Junior Wrestling Championships trophy in Chon Buri, Thailand, on July 10, 2019.

Sports Desk

Iran’s Greco-Roman team claimed the top spot at the 2019 Asian Junior Wrestling Championships in Chon Buri, Thailand.

On Wednesday, Iranians added another four golds and a bronze to the country’s tally for an overall nine.

Bahman Ma’roufkhani opened the account for Iran on the day with a 6-0 victory over Nurzhigit Keneshbek in the 67kg final.

Mohammad-Reza Rostami, representing Iran in the 72kg weight division, clinched Iran’s fifth gold after he outmuscled Uzbekistan’s Alijon Khuseynov 13-5.

Hossein Forouzandeh (82kg) and Hamed Abdevali (97kg) overcame Japan’s Tesshin Higuchi (10-0) and South Korean Jeon Gyul-kwon (4-2), respectively, to take Iran’s gold count to seven.

Milad Rezanejad, meanwhile, settled for a 60kg bronze with an 11-2 victory over Yun Bin-shin of South Korea in the third-place bout.

Mohammad Naqousi (77kg), Hassan Forouzandeh (87kg) and Ali-Akbar Yousefi (130kg) had grabbed three gold medals on Tuesday with Saeid Arjmandi taking a 63kg silver.

Iran stood atop the overall standing with 218 points, followed by Kazakhstan (146pts) and India (145pts).




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