Iran’s Zare wins gold at UWW Cadet World Championships

July 4, 2018 - 2:7

TEHRAN – Hossein Zare from Iran took a gold medal in the United World Wrestling (UWW) Cadet World Championships in men’s freestyle in Zagreb, Croatia on Tuesday.

In a surprising result, 2018 Cadet Asian champion Zare took out 2017 Cadet World champion Daniel Kerkvliet from the U.S. in the 110 kg final.

The combination of three step outs and two takedowns gave Zare a 7-4 edge and his first Cadet World title.

Furthermore, 2018 Cadet Asian champion Mohammadreza Ghiyasi from Iran lost to Dmitrii Elkanov from Russia 6-2 at 80 kg.

With just four seconds left, Elkanov threw Ghiyasi with double overhooks to take the lead on criteria. Iran’s corner challenged but it failed, resulting in a 7-6 win for Elkanov and a World title.

Iran’s Mohammad Karimi also won a bronze medal at 65kg.

The gold medal went to Azerbaijan’s Turan Bayramov who beat Russian Inalbek Sheriev 4-1 in final.

Wednesday finals pairings


51 kg: Matthew RAMOS (USA) vs. Kota TAKAHASHI (JPN)

60 kg: Georgios KOUGIOUMTSIDIS (GRE) vs. Hamza ALACA (TUR)

71 kg: Bagrati GAGNIDZE (GEO) vs. Baliyan GOURAV (IND)

92 kg: Omer AGTAS (TUR) vs. Ali Reza ABDOLLAHI (IRI)

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