Iran’s junior wrestlers pockets 5 medals at Asian C'ships

TEHRAN, Jul. 17 (MNA) – Iran’s Junior Greco-Roman wrestlers collected four gold and one silver medal on the first day of Asian Championships in India.

Pouya Naserpour at 55kg category defeated rivals from South Korea, Kyrgyzstan and India and snatched the gold medal.

In 63kg, Bahram Marouf Khani was the second gold-winner for Iran. He overpowered wrestlers from Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Shayan Afifi at 77kg reached the final after winning Kyrgyzstan and Japan’s athletes. However, he suffered a loss in the final against Indian rival, which earned him a silver.

Mohammad Mehdi Saravi at 87kg defeated all his rivals from Japan, India and China without losing even one point and grabbed another gold medal for Iran.

Amin Mirzazadeh at 130kg won the fourth gold medal by gaining victory over Kazakhstan, China and India representatives.

The Asian Championships started today and will end on July 22 in New Delhi, India.

The competitions will continue on Wednesday in five remaining weight categories.

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