Iranian Goudarzi wins silver in freestyle wrestling

Iranian Goudarzi wins silver in freestyle wrestling

08/11/12

Source: Press TV

Iranian acrobatic wrestler Sadegh Saeed Goudarzi won the silver medal in the men’s 74 kilograms category at the London 2012 Olympic Games.


Iranian Sadegh Saeed Goudarzi (L) competes with Hungarian Gabor Hatos in the semi-final

The Iranian lost 3-0 to gold medalist Jordan Ernest Burroughs of the United States in the category final at the Excel Center in London on Friday.

Goudarzi dominated Bulgarian Kiril Stoychev Terziev 3-1 in his opener before beating Soslan Tigiev of Uzbekistan 3-1 in the quarter-finals. He beat Hungarian Gabor Hatos 3-0 in the semifinals.

Iran now sits 14th in gold at the London 2012 Olympics and is tied for 18th in the overall medal standings with a tally of four gold, five silver and one medal bronze.

Iranian taekwondo athlete Mohammad Bagheri Motamed won silver in the men’s -68 kg category on Thursday night.

On Tuesday, Ehsan Haddadi won Iran’s first-ever Olympic medal in track and field by taking silver in the men’s discus throw.

On the same day, Iranian super-heavyweight Behdad Salimi won the gold medal and compatriot Sajjad Anoushiravani pocketed silver in the +105 kilograms category of the weightlifting competition.

Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler Ghasem Rezaei defeated Russian Rustam Totrov on August 7 to win the gold medal in the 96 kg category.

Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler Omid Haji Norouzi defeated Georgian Revaz Lashkhi in the men’s 60kg final match at the Excel Center on August 6 to win the gold medal.

Iranian Navvab Nasirshelal won a silver medal in the men’s 105 kilogram weightlifting category on August 6.

On August 5, the five-time Iranian world champion Hamid Sourian won the country’s first gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling in 40 years.

He beat Azerbaijani Rovshan Bayramov 2-0 and 1-0 in the 55 kg final of the men’s Greco-Roman wrestling event.

And Iranian weightlifter Kianoush Rostami won a bronze medal in the 85kg category on August 3.

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