Two wrestlers reach finals of Asian Cadet C’ship Day 3

TEHRAN, Jul. 09 (MNA) – Two Iranian wrestlers have reached the final round at the 2016 Asian Cadet Wrestling Championship underway in Taiwan.

The 2016 edition of Asian Cadet Wrestling Championship began on Thursday July 7 in Taichung city of Chinese Taipei and will come to an end on Sunday June 10.

On Saturday as the third day of the sportive event, freestylers at 54, 58 and 63kg weight categories as well as Greco-Roman wrestlers at 69 and 70 kilogram weight groups are meeting rivals with two Iranian wrestlers having reached the finals.

Iranian freestyler at 54kg Reza Alijanzadeh faced the Kyrgyz rival in the first round though he refused to continue the competition due to severe knee injury.

Hamed Rahimi (54kg) subdued the South Korean wrestler 6-1 before overcoming an Indian rival 2-8. He failed to down a Japanese freestyler in the semifinal round and will fight for bronze medal today afternoon.

Mohammad Talebi (63kg), however, has gained the chance to snatch a gold medal as he reached the final round after defeating Indian and Kazakh wrestlers.

In 69kg category of Greco-Roman wrestling, Mohammadreza Rostami overwhelmed Kyrgyz and Indian rivals on road to the semifinal round where he conceded a 1-10 defeat against a wrestler of Kyrgyzstan. Accordingly, Iran's Rostami will continue the tournament hoping to scoop a bronze medal.

Iran's other finalist on the third day of the Asian meet was Hossein Forouzandeh who is fighting at 76-kilogram weight category. He had to breeze past Greco-Roman wrestlers from Kyrgyzstan (5-2), Kazakhstan (4-0) as well as India (5-2) in earlier stages.

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