Nasiri bags Iran’s 70th medal at Baku 2017

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TEHRAN, May 20 (MNA) – Iranian freestyler Meysam Nasiri clinched gold to increase Iran’s tally to 70 at Islamic Solidarity Games underway in Baku.

Competing at 65kg weight group, Nasiri overcame Magomed Muslimov of the host country to stand on top of the podium bringing home Iran’s 19th gold and 70th medal overall.

Ma'bali Ma'bunde Cumba of Guinea-Bissau and Kazakhstan Ilyas Zhumay jointly won bronze medals in the same freestyle category.

So far, the Iranian caravan at the international sportive event has collected 19 gold, 22 silver and 29 bronze trophies and stand third in the medal table. Iran’s sportsmen and women are following Azeri and Turkish athletes who have occupied first and second positions in the overall ranking.

The 4th Islamic Solidarity Games started in Baku, Azerbaijan, on May 12 under the motto 'Solidarity is Our Strength'. The tournament will wrap up on May 22, 2017.

Athletes from 54 Muslim countries around the world are representing their nations over 10 days of competition across 20 different sports, which include 23 disciplines including athletics and para-athletics, diving, swimming, aquatics, water polo, basketball 3×3, football, gymnastics, wushu, table tennis, handball, judo and blind judo, wrestling, shooting, tennis, volleyball, boxing, zurkhaneh, karate, taekwondo and weightlifting in 16 world-class sporting venues.

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