Iranian wrestler Komeil Ghasemi bids farewell

June 30, 2019

TEHRAN – Iranian freestyle wrestler Komeil Ghasemi has issued a farewell statement.

The 31-year-old wrestler announced his retirement on Friday.

Ghasemi won a bronze medal in the men's freestyle 120kg event at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He also won a silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

Ghasemi claimed a gold at the 2014 Asian Championships in Astana and seized two silvers in Tashkent (211) and Doha (2015).

He also clinched a silver medal at the 2014 World Championships in Tashkent.

Beating his American opponent Tervel Dlagnev in the semifinal of 125kg weight class in Rio will be remembered as one of the best moments in his career.

Ghasemi posted a farewell message on his Instagram account.

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