Ex-Iran Greco-Roman wrestler Mollaghasemi dies

April 25, 2022 - 14:58

TEHRAN – Former Iran national team wrestler Hossein Mollaghasemi passed away on Monday.

He died at the age of 89 at a hospital in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Mollaghasemi won a silver medal at the 1957 World Championships in -62kg freestyle. He then changed to Greco-Roman wrestling and competed at the 1960 and 1964 Summer Olympics.

He led Iran’s Greco-Roman wrestling team in the 1974 Asian Games, where Iran claimed the title with eight gold medals.

He was Mahmoud Mollaghasemi’s nephew, who won a silver medal at the 1951 World Championships and a bronze medal at the 1952 Olympics.

Tehran Times extends deepest sympathy to his family, loved ones, and friends over his demise.

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