Iran’s free-style wrestling team wins world’s military tournament

Tehran, Oct 27, IRNA -- National Iranian Free-Style Team stood on top of the podium at the 28th edition of the World Military Wrestling Championship Tournament in Iran, by grabbing five gold and two silver medals.

Kazakhstan’s team ranked second after Iran by grabbing one silver and three bronze medals while the Chinese team stood in the third place.



On Friday, National Iranian Greco-Roman wrestling team stood on top of the podium at the 28th edition of the World Wrestling Championship Tournament in Iran, and claimed gold medal.



On Friday, 23-year-old Iranian wrestler Saeed Abdevali displayed remarkable wrestling skills at the second hall of the Wrestling House in Tehran, and overcame his Chinese, Finnish and Brazilian opponents in his march to the final bout of men’s 74-kg weight category.



He defeated Dolat Zhadyrayf from Kazakhstan in the final, and collected the gold medal.



The bronze medal went to Ukrainian Greco-Roman wrestler Johan Byshakof, who overpowered Vali Kari Somnyn from Finland.



In the 120-kg weight class, Bashir Babajanzadeh of Iran won the gold medal after overwhelming Kazakh sportsman Damir Kozembayef.



Poland’s Lucas Banak defeated Chinese wrestler Mvlaty Bickei Chen, and received the bronze medal.



The Iranian team was the top-ranked squad with 64 points.



Kazakhs amassed 54 points and landed in the second place, while third-place Ukrainians bagged 47 points. Armenia stood fourth with 46 points.



The 28th edition of the World Military Wrestling Championship Tournament opened in the Iranian capital on October 22, and will wrap up on October 28.



The event has brought together more than 300 athletes from 17 countries.



Military wrestlers from Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, China, Egypt, Finland, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Pakistan, Poland, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey and Ukraine are competing in the tournament.



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