TEHRAN - Iranian kurash wrestler Majid
Vahid Barimanlou has featured notable displays of physical might and grappling skills at the 19th edition of the Asian Games in China, and picked up a silver medal at the high-status continental event.
The Iranian athlete was defeated against Uzbekistan’s Artyom Shturabain 0-8 in the final match of the men’s minus 66-kilogram weight division.
He had defeated Vietnamese Cong Hoang Hai, Taipei’s Hao Cheng Chan and Tajikistan’s Murodzoda Khairandeshi in his march to the last competition.
The Turkmen national wrestling competition, kurash (also written as goresh), is a kind of wrestling on belts that has ancient roots, and dates back to as early as the third century BC. Wrestlers need to earn points by forcing the opponent to touch the mat with any part of the body except a foot.
Kurash competitions are staged in four formats, namely round, shootout, mixed and team.
During the round format contests, athletes compete with all wrestlers in the same weight category. If there are many wrestlers in one weight division, the participants are divided into two groups. Wrestlers who earn the first and second places in each group will be in action for the final showdowns.
Wrestlers are eliminated from the rest of the competition once they lose in the shootout format.
In the mixed format, wrestlers start with the round format for the preliminary round and then shift to the shootout format.
According to the team format, only one athlete from each weight category of a team is allowed to participate. Participating teams will fight one-on-one in the competitions.
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