Babajanzadeh wins 130kg first round match

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 15 (MNA) – Iran’s 130kg Greco-Roman representative has taken strong step to ascend to round of 16 by winning his German rival in qualifications.

Bashir Babajanzadeh who struck an off draw in the first round, faced Chinese Meng Qiang and defeated him 3-1. He will face German Eduard Popp who just defeated Nurmakhan Tinaliyev from Uzbekistan in the next round.

Riza Kayaalp from Turkey, world champion and Olympic bronze medalist and Sabah Shariati from Republic of Azerbaijan along with American Robby Smith. Cuban Mijaín López, Ukrainian Oleksandr Chernetskyi, world bronze medalist, Estonian Heiki Nabi, Olympic silver medalist and world champion, and Johan Eurén from Sweden are the other group wrestlers.

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