Iran runner-up at World Deaf Junior Freestyle Wrestling C’ships

TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) – Gaining one gold, two silver and 5 bronze medals and 160 points, Iran stood at the second place of the 5th World Deaf Junior Freestyle Wrestling Championships held in Vladimir, Russia.

Saeed Forutannejad (120kg) snatched the sole gold medal for Iran.

Reza Alinejad (57kg) and Ali Shakibazadeh (92kg) were the silver-winners.

Naser Karimi (65kg), Hamidreza Kan’ani (74kg), Hamidreza Khajeh (79kg), Ali Abbaspour (84kg) and Mehdi Malakouti (97kg) grabbed 5 bronze medals in the competitions.

Russia claimed the title with 230 points while Turkey finished third with 136 points.

The tournament started in both Greco-Roman and Freestyle on June 11 and ends on June 19. The competitions were in both junior and senior levels.

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