KONYA, Turkey – Shirzad Beheshtitala and Muhammad Reza Rostami claimed two gold medals in the 2021 Islamic Solidarity Games (ISG) on Friday.
Beheshtitala defeated Kyrgyzstan’s Tynar Sharshenbekov 4-2 in the final bout of 63kg.
Rostami also beat Azerbaijan’s Ulvu Ganizade 9-8 in the Men’s Greco-Roman 72 kg final.
Iran’s Mehdi Bali seized a bronze in the 97kg.
The 2021 Islamic Solidarity Games are being held in Konya, Turkey, from August 09 to 18, 2022. It is a multinational, multi-sport event that is played between the athletes from the nations of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
With an exception of the 2010 Games, it has taken place every four years since its debut in 2005 at Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
The Islamic Solidarity Games are organized and directed by the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation and the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation, but for the first time in history, the event is organized by the Turkish Olympic Committee.