News ID: 201028
Published: 1153 GMT September 22, 2017

Iran finishes runnerup in world military wrestling

Iran finishes runnerup in world military wrestling
Iran’s Alireza Karimi (C) stands on the top podium after collecting the 86kg gold medal at the World Military Wrestling Championship in Klaipeda, Lithuania on September 21, 2017.
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Iran’s freestyle team sealed the second spot at the 32nd edition of the World Military Wrestling Championship in Lithuania.

Iranian wrestlers managed to clinch four medals including one gold and 50 points to give the country a runnerup finish in the competitions held in the city of Klaipeda.

Alireza Karimi outmuscled his South Korean counterpart in the 86kg final bout to grab the gold medal.

Karimi’s compatriots, Reza Afzali (74kg), Hossein Shahbazi (97kg) and Amin Taheri (125kg) also put a decent end to their campaign by adding three bronzes to Iran’s medals tally in the tournament.

The Russian freestyle team claimed the top spot while Azerbaijan finished third.

The World Military Wrestling Championship started on September 18 and will finish on September 25.

The tournament has reportedly brought together 241 athletes from 22 countries, including Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Ukraine and the United States.

   
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