Hassan Yazdani wins Iran’s first gold at Asiad

August 19, 2018

TEHRAN – Freestyle wrestler Hassan Yazdani took Iran’s first gold medal in the 2018 Asian Games on Sunday.

Yazdani defeated Domenic Abounader from Lebanon 10-0 in the final match of the men's freestyle 86kg.

Kazakhstan’s Adilet Davlumbayev and Mongolian Orgodolyn Uitumen jointly won the bronze medal.

The 2018 Asian Games, officially known as the 18th Asian Games and also known as Jakarta Palembang 2018, is a pan-Asian multi-sport event scheduled to be held from 18 August to 2 September in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang.

The athletes compete in 465 events across 40 sports and 67 disciplines.

These are the 18th edition of the quadrennial event.

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