Aug 21, 2016, 9:12 AM
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Iran’s Qasemi bags silver in Rio 2016 wrestling

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 21, IRNA - Iran’s wrestler Komeil Qasemi won a silver medal in the 125-kilogram category of Rio 2016 Olympic Games Free-Style wrestling after he lost to his Turkish rival.

Qasemi had already received one silver and two bronze medals in free-style wrestling before the Rio 2016 wrestling competitions.

The 31st Olympic Games officially started in Rio, Brazil, on August 6.

A sum of 10,444 athletes from 206 countries compete in 28 sport fields in Rio.

64 Iranian athletes are competing in 14 sport fields of boxing, table tennis, shooting, bow and arrow, rowing, weightlifting, track and field, taekwondo, judo, fencing, volleyball, free-style wrestling, Greco-Roman wrestling, swimming and cycling.