2021-September-19 07:42
2021-August-18  15:13

Iranian Wrestlers Bag 2 Golds, 1 Bronze in 2021 Junior World Championship

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian free-style wrestlers earned 2 gold and 1 bronze medals in the 2021 World Championships in Russia.

In the 70kg category, Erfan Elahi claimed team Iran's 1st gold medal, after defeating Dzhabrail Gadzhiev of Azerbaijan 4-1 in the final on the 2nd day of the event.

Then Mohammad Nokhodi bagged 2nd gold by beating another Azerbaijan grappler 7-5 in the 79 kg category final.

Ali Abdollahi bagged a bronze medal for Iran in the 97 kg category as well.

Meanwhile, 4 other Iranian junior wrestlers in different weight classes have advanced to the final, as today they will fight for gold medals.

Iran finished fourth in Asia and first in West Asia with 7 medals, including 3 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals in Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Iranian freestyle wrestler Hassan Yazdani received the silver medal of the men’s 86kg category at the Olympics.

Meantime, Amirhossein Zare from Iran claimed a bronze medal in the men's freestyle 125 kg of the Olympic Games, and Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler Mohammadhadi Saravi won a bronze medal at the 97kg category.