TEHRAN – Iran’s Greco-Roman team won the title of the U-20 World Wrestling Championships.
In the final day of the competitions, the Iranian wrestlers bagged three gold and two bronze medals.
Saeid Esmaeili emerged victorious over Armenian grappler Suren Aghajanyan in the final match of the 63kg.
Alireza Muhammadi Piani pummeled Georgian Achiko Bolkvadze 9-1 in the 82kg final bout.
“Bolkvadze is a good wrestler and he won a gold medal last year at U17,” Mohmadip Piani said. “I won the Asian Championships. So great bout but I won against him at the end.”
And Ali Abedi Darzi won the 97kg weight class by beating Kazakhstan’s Iussuf Matsiyev 9-4 in the final.
Danial Sohrabi (67kg) and Amir Abdi (72kg) also collected two bronze medals.
Raisi Felicitates Championship of Greco-Roman Wrestlers
Iranian President in a message has congratulated the crowning of the national youth Greco-Roman wrestling team in the world championships in Bulgaria.
In a message congratulating the championship of Iran’s youth Greco-Roman wrestling team in the world championships of Bulgaria, Ebrahim Raisi stated, “The early winning of the world championship position has been a hopeful and lasting memory for the sports-loving and hero-loving people of Iran. This proud superiority, along with the championship of the national youth freestyle wrestling team, is a symbol of a proud and capable nation that is moving forward with great strides towards victory and success”.
“I congratulate each and every one of the brave champions of the national youth Greco-Roman wrestling team and their hardworking coaches and all the people of Islamic Iran and I hope that with the hard work and determination of all the talented young people of the Islamic country, we will continue to see the success of our country’s athletes in other fields and sports fields,” he added.
Iran’s Greco-Roman team claimed the title with 174 points. Azerbaijan came second with 119 points while Ukraine finished third with 93 points.