Iranian wrestlers win Greco-Roman team title at Asian championships

Iran’s Greco-Roman wrestling team. © Tehran Times
Iran’s Greco-Roman wrestling team. © Tehran Times

Tehran, Iran, February 19, 2020: Iran’s Greco-Roman wrestling team won the title of the 2020 Asian Wrestling Championships on Wednesday, reports the Tehran Times.

The Iranian wrestlers won three gold and two bronze medals on the second day of the competition in New Delhi, India and claimed the title with 190 points. Uzbekistan was second with 146 points and Kazakhstan third with 136 points.

On Wednesday, Amin Yavar Kaviyaninejad defeated Kazakhstan’s Ibragim Magomadov 8-0 in the final match of the 72kg.

In the 82kg final bout, Mahdi Ebrahimi beat Korea’s Choi Jun-hyeong 3-1 and seized a gold medal.

Mohammadhadi Saravi also took a gold medal beating Lee Se-yeol from Korea 5-2 in the 97kg.

In 60kg, Mehdi Mohsennejad defeated Aidos Sultangali from Kazakhstan 4-3 in the bronze medal match.

Hossein Asadi also grabbed a bronze after defeating Japan’s Tsuchika Shimoyamada 5-3 in the 67kg.

Iran had won two gold medals, one silver and one bronze on Tuesday through Pouya Nasserpour (gold - 55kg), Amin Mirzadeh (gold - 130kg), Pejman Postham (silver - 77kg) and Meysam Dalkhani (bronze - 63kg).

The championship was classified as a ranking tournament for the Tokyo Olympics by the United World Wrestling — the global governing body of the sport.