Aug 12, 2017, 10:05 AM
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Iran Kurash team wins Asian Championships

Bojnord, North Khorasan prov, Aug 12, IRNA – Iranian Kurash team ranked first in Asian Championships Junior boys under 20 which was held in Bojnord city.

The Iranian squad received three gold, three silver and three bronze medals.

Uzbekistan with three gold and one silver ranked second and Turkmenistan receiving one gold and eight bronze medals stood on the third place.

109 athletes in 7 weight categories and from 10 countries and in 12 teams participated in the event which was held on August 9-11.

Participants were from South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, India, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon and Iran.

Kurash is an ancient type of martial art which originated in the territory of modern Uzbekistan.

According to the latest scientific research, Kurash is at least 3,500 years old.