Freestyle wrestler Ghiasi loses to Indian rival

TEHRAN, Aug. 06 (MNA) – Iranian freestyle wrestler in the men’s 65kg weight category Morteza Ghiasi lost the quarterfinal match to his Indian rival Bajrang Punia on Friday.

The Iranian led 1-0 after 1st period but Bajrang made a comeback to counter an attacking move of his opponent and pinned him to win by fall.
In his first match earlier today, Ghiasi defeated Haithem Dakhlaoui from Tunisia 5-1.

Ghiasi still has a chance to fight in the repechage and win a bronze medal if Punia advances to the final.

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