News ID: 126425
Publish Date : 20 April 2024 - 22:34

Freestylers Emami, Azarpira Secure Berth for Olympics

TEHRAN – Iranian freestyle wrestlers Yones Emami and Amir Ali Azarpira have won two places for the 2024 Olympic Games in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on Friday.
Iran now has its fourth Paris 2024 quota in Freestyle as Emami puts on a takedown show to beat Nurkozha Kaipanov from Kazakhstan at 74kg in three minutes and 49 seconds.
Emami had failed to win a quota at the World Championships after losing to Zaurbek Sidakov (AIN) and later to Hetik Cabalov (SRB) in the repechage. But a dominant performance sees him tick one more spot for Iran.
Iran filled its fifth Freestyle quota for the Paris Olympics as Zagreb Open champion Azarpira defeated Gankhuyag Ganbaatar from Mongolia 3-0 at 97kg. Azarpira got a point for Ganbaatar’s passivity and then scored a takedown in the second period to win. 57kg is the only weight in which Iran has not qualified for the Paris Olympics.