Iran claims Takhti wrestling cup title

MASHHAD, Jan. 20 (MNA) – Iranian wrestling Greco-Roman and Freestyle teams have been crowned as the champions of the 37th edition of Takhti Cup on Friday.

In the two-day competition, Iranian Greco-Roman Team A defeated Georgia 7-1 and claimed the title.

The Iranian Team B finished in third place after defeating Turkey 5-3.

Also, Iran Freestyle Team A crowned the title, beating Armenia 8-0 in the final match. The Team B lost to Kazakhstan 5-3 and came fourth.

Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Masoud Soltanifar attended the competitions held in Mashhad, Razavi Khorasan province where hosted wrestlers from Armenia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kirghizstan, Uzbekistan, Mongolia, Georgia, Iraq and Latin American elected team as well as two teams from Kazakhstan.

Five teams of 'Iran A, 'Iran B', 'Toseeh', 'Javanan' and 'Razavi Khorasan' represented Iran in the tournament.

Takhti Cup is an important annual wrestling event in Iran, is held in the memory of the late Iranian wrestler Gholamreza Takhti.

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