Jan 27, 2018, 8:14 PM
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UWW lauds Iran performance in Takhti Cup

Tehran, Jan 27, IRNA – The representative of the United World Wrestling (UWW) appreciated performance of Iran in 2018 Takkti Cup.

“By winning the team title, Iran gets 192 points according to the new UWW point system. Runner-up Turkey came second with 171 points. Kazakhstan earned 145 points to place third, UWW reported.

“The champions earned 8 points in the 2018 UWW ranking system, runner-ups get 6 points, and bronze medal winners earned 4. Fifth-place wrestlers 2 points.”

Twelve prestigious teams participated in the 38th International Senior Greco-Roman Tournament ‘Takhti Cup’ slated to be held in southwestern Iran, sports official said.

The event was held with the attendance of Cuba, Finland, Romania, Ukraine, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan and Italy January 25-26.

Iranian wrestlers were crowned Takhti Cup champions.

Gholam-Reza Takhti was born in 1930 and was called “Jahan Pahlavan', which means “World Champion” due to his huge success in wrestling and his chivalrous behavior and sportsmanship during competitions.

Takhti won his first Iranian championship in 1950, and later became the highest ranked wrestler in the history of the Iranian wrestling, winning one gold (1956 Melbourne) and two silver medals in Helsinki (1952) and Rome (1960) Olympic Games, as well as two golds in Tehran (1959) and Yokohama (1961) and two silver medals in Helsinki (1951) and Toledo (1962) World Championships. He is in the United World Wrestling (formerly known as FILA) Hall of Fame.

Takhti passed away in 1968 at the age of 37 but remains one of Iran’s greatest sports legends and beloved figures.

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