Iran freestyle team crowned Asian wrestling champions

April 24, 2019

TEHRAN – Iranian wrestlers won four gold medals and one bronze in five freestyle weight classes on the second day of the Asian Championships in Xi’an, China on Wednesday.

The Iranian wrestlers had won three gold and two bronze medals in Day 1.

Iran claimed the title with 220 points, followed by India (155 points) and Kazakhstan (129 points).

Reza Atri defeated KANG Kumsong (PRK) 9-3 in the 57kg, Behnam Ehsanpour won gold after defeating LIU Minghu (CHN) 2-1 in the 61kg, Bahman Teymouri beat Parveen RANA (IND) 3-0 in the 79kg, Kamran Ghasempour defeated posted a 10-0 victory over Aligarizhi GAMIDGADZHIEV (KGZ) in 86kg, Alireza Karimi took gold medal with a 11-0 win over Viky VIKY (IND) in the 92kg, Reza Yazdani beat Batzul ULZIISAIKHAN (MGL) 7-4 in the 97kg and Yadollah Mohebbi took Iran’s seventh gold after beating DENG Zhiwei (CHN) 2-1 in the 125kg.

Peyman Biabani (65kg), Younes Emami (70kg) and Mohammad Nokhodi (74kg) also claimed three bronze medals.

Asian Wrestling Championships is the Wrestling Asian Championship organized by the Asian Associated Wrestling Committee (AAWC).

The men's tournament began in 1979 and the women's tournament was first staged in 1996, and it has been held every year.

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