Iran crowned Asian Greco-Roman wrestling champion

Iranian wrestlers won five gold, one silver and three bronze medals in the two-day competition, held in New Delhi, India.

On the second day of the event, Amin Kaviyaninejad beat Ibragim Magomadov of Kazakhstan 8-0 in the 72 kg final.

Ebrahimi defeated Junhyeong Choi of South Korea 3-1 in the 82kg final.

And Mohammad Hadi Saravi won a gold medal after beating Seyeol lee of South Korea 5-2 in the 97kg final.

Earlier today, Mehdi Mohsennejad won bronze in the 60kg category after beating Kazakh Aidos Sultangali 4-3.

Hossein Asadi also won a bronze medal by beating Japan’s Tsuchika Shimoyamada 5-3 in the 67 kg category.

On Tuesday, Pouya Nasserpour beat Jasurbek Ortikboef of Uzbekistan 8-0 in the 55 kg final. Amin Mirzadeh also won a gold medal in 130 kg after a 9-0 victory over Minseok Kim of Korea.

In the 77 kg category, Pejman Poshtam lost to Tamerlan Shadukayev of Kazakhstan 10-1 in the final and Meysam Dalkhani defeated Yernur Fidakhmetov of Kazakhstan 2-0 in the bronze medal match of the 63 kg.

The sport’s governing body, United World Wrestling, has announced that this edition is considered decisive for the ranking of the 2020 Olympic Games.

Iran sent 10 wrestlers to the competition.

The event has a total of 30 weight classes, 10 each in men’s, women’s and Greco-Roman freestyle.

The Asian Wrestling Championships are being held in New Delhi, India, February 18-23.

Robert J. King