Iranian cadets bag 3 medals in World Wrestling C’ships

TEHRAN, Jul. 04 (MNA) – Iranian junior freestyle wrestlers have collected three gold, silver and bronze medals in the first World Championships of the season in Zagreb, Croatia.

As the freestyle competitions continued in Zagreb yesterday, Amir Hossein Zare won the gold medal at 110kg, Mohammad Reza Ghiasi won the silver medal at 80kg, and Mohammad Karimi collected the bronze medal at 65kg category.

Zare defeated Daniel Greg Kerkvliet from the USA 7-4 in the final match to clinch the gold medal, while Ghiasi lost to a Russian wrestler 9-6 to receive the silver medal.

Meanwhile, another Iranian representative Mohammad Karimi finished in third place by defeating an Armenian junior wrestler 10-5.

The tournament is underway with men’s freestyle competitions on July 2-4, followed by women’s freestyle on July 4-6 with Greco-Roman closing out the event on July 6-8. Each weight in each style will be contested over for two days.

The national Iranian Cadet Greco-Roman wrestling team comprised of 10 wrestlers at different categories left Tehran for Zagreb this morning to take on their opponents in the same event later this week.

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