May 29, 2023

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Greco-Roman wrestlers win gold medals in Asia

TEHRAN – Iranian Greco-Roman wrestlers claimed four gold medals in the 2023 Asian Wrestling Championships on Sunday.

Pouya Dadmarz, who had defeated Taiga Onishi (JPN) and Ikhtiyor Botirov (UZB), defeated Indian Rupin Sonipat 3-1 in the final match of the 55kg.

Iran’s Iman Mohammadi defeated Shermukhammad Sharibjanov from Uzbekistan 9-0 in the final bout of the 63kg. He had emerged victorious over Indian Neeraj Chhikara and South Korean Song Jin-seub.

Nasser Alizadeh also claimed third gold for the Iranian team, beating Kazakhstan’s Nursultan Tursynov 8-0 in the final bout of 87kg.

Amin Mirzazadeh won Iran’s fourth gold, beating Chinese wrestler Meng Lingzhe 2-0 in the 130kg final.

Amin Kavianinejad pulled out of the final match of the 77kg due to the injury and seized the silver.   

The competitions have brought about 300 wrestlers from 24 countries together in Astana, Kazakhstan from April 9 to14.

The nations competing in Astana will be eligible to compete at the World Championships in September, the first qualifying event for Paris 2024.

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