Sadeghzadeh becomes Iran’s Pahlevan for seventh time

October 24, 2021 - 18:18

TEHRAN – Jaber Sadeghzadeh won Iran’s Pahlevani Wrestling Championship for the seventh time on Sunday.

He defeated Amir Mohammadi in the +100kg final in Tehran’s Azadi Hall. Iran president Ebrahim Raisi attended the match.

Pahlavan of Iran is an annual Pahlevani Wrestling competition held in Iran, in which athletes from across the country participate to achieve the title.

Though the competition has ancient roots, its modern form has been held since 1944.

Winner of this title is called Pahlavan and wears the special Bazouband (Armband).

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) registered Pahlevani and Zourkhaneh rituals in the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2014.

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