News ID: 255791
Published: 0252 GMT July 14, 2019

Iran completes double with Asian junior FS wrestling title

Iran completes double with Asian junior FS wrestling title

Sports Desk

Iran claimed the freestyle title at the 2019 Asian Junior Wrestling Championships in Chon Buri, Thailand.

Having won the Greco-Roman trophy last Wednesday, Iranians kept up the momentum at the freestyle competitions, collecting eight medals.

On Sunday, Mehdi Shirazi outmuscled Uzbekistan’s Nodir Rakhimov 6-0 in the 61kg final for Iran’s first gold of the afternoon.

Alireza Abdollahi made it two in two for the country with a 10-0 thrashing of jiniyaz Saparniyazov, also from Uzbekistan, in the final bout of the 92kg weight class.

Amir-Hossein Zare’ wrapped up the competitions for Iran in style, outpowering China’s Buheeerdun Buheeerdun 11-1 for the 125kg gold.

Amir-Hossein Kavousi, meanwhile, settled for a 74kg joint-bronze – alongside Japan’s Yu Fujita – after he overcame Mongolian Bayarsaikhan Tsedenbaljir 11-0.

Mohammad-Sadeq Firouzpour (70kg), Abdollah Sheikh-Azami (79kg) and Alireza Rekabi (92kg) had opened the account for Iran with three gold medals on the first day of the competitions while Alireza Ashkivari took the silver in the 65kg division.

A total of 201 points gave Iran in the top spot in the overall standings.

Japan and India followed Iran in the table, respectively, with 149 and 129 points.



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