2021-May-18 02:02
2021-April-15  16:08

Iranian Greco-Roman Wrestlers Claim Asia Title in Kazakhstan

TEHRAN (FNA)- Team Iran staged a superb performance at 2021 Kazakhstan Asian Championship in Kazakhstan, claiming the Asia title.

The Iranian Greco-Roman wrestling won 4 gold, 2 silver, and 3 bronze medals, ranking first in Asia.

The 34th Almaty Asian Championship ended in Kazakhstan’s capital city with Iranian athletes gaining 4 gold, 2 silver, and 3 bronze medals and 194 points, making them the top winners of the latest Asian competitions quite mightily. 

At the end of the games the Iranian athletes Pezhman Pashtam, Nasser Alizadeh, Mahdi Bali, and Ali-Akbar Yusefi won the gold medals of the 77, 87, 97 and 130-kilogram weights, Mahdi Mohsen-Nezhad and Meysam Delkhani won the silver medals of the 60 and 63-kilogram weights, and Puya Dadmarz, Hossein Assadi and Amin Kaviani-Nezhad won the bronze medals of the 55, 67 and 72 kilogram weights.

In the 55-kilogram weight, Puya Dadmarz became the finalist since his rival, Jin Huk Kim had failed to weigh appropriately to compete, and in the final beat his Mongolian competitor Safar Davabandi Anil.

In general ranking of the teams, too, Iran mightily ranked first with its 194 gained points, while the host team of Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyzstan teams ranked 2nd and 3rd respectively with 156 and 153 points.

Wrestling is one of most popular sports in Iran, and Iranian wrestlers are among the best practitioners of the field in the world making the country the world's powerhouse in the field and bringing home countless medals and titles from different tournaments and competitions around the world in a regular basis.