TALLINN, Estonia (Dispatches) – Two Iranian freestyle wrestlers claimed gold medals at the Junior World Championships underway in Tallinn, Estonia Tuesday night.
Iran’s Abbas Ali Foroutan successfully defended his junior world title from last year’s Trnava Junior World Championships.
Foroutan, backed by the defining Iranian chants pouring through the Tondiraba Hall, won his second consecutive junior world title with a punishing 10-0 win over Yonger Bastida Pomares from Cuba in the 97kg.
Amirhossein Maghsoudi was the second Iranian who carried his nation's flag around the mat after an 8-4 win over Kurban Shiraev from Russia in the 61kg finals.
Maghsoudi wrestled a tactical second period -- scoring on three one-point exchanges and improving on his second-place finish from a year ago with the 8-4 victory.
Iranian freestyler Mohmmadsadegh Firouzpour also won a bronze medal in the 70kg.