Iranian wrestlers win two gold medals at UWW Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov tournament

March 3, 2019 - 17:32

TEHRAN – Iranian freestylers Hassan Yazdani and Parviz Hadi claimed two gold medals at the United World Wrestling (UWW) Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria on Sunday.

Yazdani won the gold medal after defeating Belarussian Ali Shabanau 16-5 in the 86kg final contest.

The Olympics gold medal winner defeated Lebanese Domenic Michael, Akhmed Adamovitch Magamaev from Bulgaria, Kazakhstan’s Azamat Dauletbekov, Russian Ruslan Abdulaev and Slovakian Boris Makoev on his way to the final.

Also, Hadi took Iran’s gold medal in the tournament, defeating Ukraine’s Oleksandr Khotsianivskyi 6-4 in the 125kg final match.

Hadi defeated American Michael Joseph Kosoy, Chinese Zhiwei Deng, Nicholas Edward Gwiazdoski from the USA and Hungarian Daniel Ligeti.

Also, Reza Yazdani claimed a bronze medal by beating Russian Igor Alekseevitch Ovsiannikov 8-4 in 97kg bronze medal match.

The UWW Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov tournament, which is organized by Bulgarian Wrestling Federation, is awarding UWW Ranking Series points which in turn will determine the top four seeds at the 2019 World Championships in Kazakhstan.

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