Feb 8, 2019, 6:48 PM
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Iran wins ‘Takhti Wrestling Cup’

Kermanshah, Feb 8, IRNA – Iranian free-style wrestlers ranked first in the 39th round of Takhti Cup which was held in western Iran.

Iran with 215 points, Azerbaijan with 112 points and Kyrgyzstan with 104 points ranked 1st – 3rd respectively.

The event was held with the attendance of 147 wrestlers from Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Russia, Armenia, Hungary, the Netherlands, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Georgia in Kermanshah.

Gholamreza Takhti (1930-1968) was an Iranian Olympic Gold-Medalist wrestler and Varzesh-e Bastani practitioner. Because of his chivalrous behavior and sportsmanship, he was the most popular athlete of Iran in the 20th century, although dozens of Iranian athletes have won more international medals than he did. Takhti is still a hero to many Iranians. He is listed in the FILA wrestling hall of fame. To honor the legendary figure, international wrestling competitions in free-style and Greco-Roman categories are annualy held in Iran.


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