News ID: 112066
Publish Date : 04 February 2023 - 21:30

Iran Greco-Roman Wrestlers Snatch Medals in Croatia

ZAGREB – Iranian Greco-Roman Wrestlers on Friday won one gold, one silver, and one bronze medal at the 2023 Grand Prix Zagreb Open.
At the competition of the Zagreb Open Ranking Series,
Muhammad Ali Geraei snatched the gold medal in 77 kg weight, Nasser Alizadeh won the silver medal in 87 kg weight, and Amin Kavianinezhad bagged the bronze medal in 77 kg weight.
Geraei after his rest lost his first match in his second game beat Joan Ack from Norway 8-5. In his next match, he faced Aik Menatsakanian, the world bronze medal holder from Bulgaria, whom he beat 7-0 (three warnings from referees) to reach the quarter-final.
Geraei also won the quarter-final 11-0 versus Per Kur from Norway to reach the semifinal match, where he beat Johny Burr from France 3-1.
He also won the final match versus Alexandrin Guto, the world silver medal winner of U23 2-2, and won the Iran Greco-Roman team’s first gold medal tonight.
Nasser Alizadeh of Iran won a silver medal in the 2023 Zagreb Open Ranking Series event on Friday. Alizadeh lost to Hungarian Greco-Roman wrestler István Takács 4-1 in the final bout of 87kg.
Bronze medals went to Denmark’s Turpal Bisultanov and Croatian Ivan Huklek.
Iran’s Amin Kavianinezhad faced Azerbaijan Republic’s world silver medal winner Sanan Suleymanov, whom he beat and in his 2nd game, too, he beat Oliver Korger from Denmark 9-nil. Kavianinezhad’s 3rd match was versus Ricardo Abresia from Italy, who he also beat 1-2 in a technical strike result and he made his way to the quarter-final.
In the quarter-final Alexandrin Guto, the world silver medal for U23, from Moldavia beat Kavianinezhad 4-1 and since Alexandrin is in the winners’ group, he went to the losers’ group.
In that match, Kavianinezhad lost the game 4-1 to Alexandrin Guto, the world silver medal winner of U23 from Moldavia and since his competitor went to the winners’ group, he went to the losers’ group to fight for bronze. In that group, he beat Miko Peter from Finland 1-1 to fight for bronze.
In his last game, too, he beat Anthonio Comeniasovich from Croatia 3-1 and won a bronze medal.
Iman Muhammadi, Aref Muhammadi in 63 kg and Daniyal Sohrabi, Reza Abbasi in 67 kg are the other representatives of the Iranian Greco- Roman wrestling team who will compete against their opponents on Saturday.

Iran Freestyle Wrestlers
Finish Runner-Up

The men’s freestyle team of Iran finished in second place at the 2023 Grand Prix Zagreb Open.
The U.S. secured the team championship with 174 points. Iran came in second with 140 points, and Azerbaijan racked up 135 points for third, Tehran Times reported.
In the two days, the Iranian six-member team won four gold and two silver medals.
Reza Atri (61kg), Ali Savadkouhi (79kg), Hassan Yazdani (86kg) and Amirhossein Zare won four gold medals.
Yunes Emami in the 74kg and Amirali Azarpira in the 97kg seized two silver medals.
The 2023 Grand Prix Zagreb Open in Zagreb, Croatia began on Feb.1 and will run until Feb. 5.
It’s the first of the ranking series of United World Wrestling in 2023.