Iran claims 8 medals in Ukraine wrestling event

TEHRAN, Mar. 05 (MNA) – Iranian freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestlers won 2 gold, three silver and 3 bronze medals in the ‘21st outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial’.

The international Greco-Roman, free style and female event, entitled ‘21st outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial’ was competed on March 03-04 in the city of Kiev.

Rad Padafand Havaei wrestling club represented the Islamic Republic of Iran in the sportive tournament in Ukraine where freestylers bagged one gold, two silver and three bronze medals while the Greco-Roman squad clinched one gold and one silver.

Accordingly, in the freestyle section, Reza Afzali (74kg) stood on top of the podium, Hamed Rashidi (70kg) and Mostafa Ghiasi (86kg) received silver medals while Reza Atri (57kg), Peyman Biabani (61kg) and Hossein Shahbazi (97kg) conceded to bronze trophies. Iran’s Morteza Ghiasi and Pouria Rahmani, in 65 and 125-kilogram weight divisions, were eliminated from the showdown for they suffered defeats against rivals.

Also in Greco-Roman competitions, Farshad Belfakeh snatched gold medal in 71kg weight group while Shirzad Beheshtitala secured the silver medal of 59-kilo category. Davoud Abedinzadeh (85kg) stood in the fifth place as well as that Mohammadreza Geraei (66kg), Hadi Alizadeh (75kg), Mahdi Mohammadzadeh (80kg) and Shahab Ghurejili (130kg) failed to offer satisfactory performances and were knocked out of the bout.

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