TEHRAN (Iran News) – Iran was crowned the champion at the 2020 Asian Freestyle Wrestling Championships in New Delhi, India, collecting eight medals – including two golds.
Sunday’s triumph came after Iran had dominated the Greco-Roman contests, claiming the top spot with nine medals – five golds in 2020 Asian wrestling tournament.
Iran finished atop the freestyle standings with 168 points, followed by India (159pts), Kazakhstan (146pts) and Japan (140pts).
Mohammad-Javad Ebrahimi – representing Iran in the 92kg weight class – demolished Takuma Otsu of Japan 11-0 and notched up the country’s second gold of the freestyle contests.
Another Iran-Japan final earlier in the day had seen Ahmad Bazri concede a loss to Japanese Shutaro Yamada and take the silver.
Parviz Hadi – having suffered a semifinal defeat against Yusup Batirmurzaev of Kazakhstan – bounced back to beat Tajikistan’s Farkhod Anakulov 10-0 and took a 125kg bronze.
South Korean Nam Koung-jin snatched the other bronze of the class while Batirmurzaev went on to beat Khuderbulga Dorjkhand of Mongolia 10-0 for the gold.
Mostafa Hosseinkhani, meanwhile, beat Mongolian Sumiyabazar Zandanbud 5-0 for the 74kg joint-bronze – alongside Daichi Takatani of Japan.
Daniyar Kaisanov of Kazakhstan claimed the gold of the category with a 3-1 defeat of the host’s Jitender Jitender.
On the first day of the freestyle event, Iranians had bagged four medals.
Mojtaba Goleij beat the host’s Satywart Kadian 10-0 to claim the 97kg gold, while Amirhossein Ali-Hosseini settled for the 70kg silver after he fell to a 10-6 defeat against Ilyas Bekbulatov of Uzbekistan.
Ali Savadkouhi (79kg) and Amirhossein Maqsoudi (65kg) finished their campaigns with a couple of bronze medals after overcoming Kazakhstani wrestlers Galymzhan Usserbayev and Daulet Niyazbekov respectively.
- source : Iran Daily, Irannews