News ID: 315594
Published: 0549 GMT August 19, 2021

Iran wins title in freestyle at World Junior Wrestling Championship

Iran wins title in freestyle at World Junior Wrestling Championship

Iranian freestyle wrestlers have dominantly conquered the 2021 World Junior Wrestling Championship in Russia, with a tally of five gold medals, one silver and one bronze.

Team Iran who had bagged two golds, one bronze a day earlier, went on to sweep more on the last day of the event starting with Rahman Amuzad who emerged victorious in the 61kg class finale after beating his Indian opponent 9-3.

Amir Hossein Firouzpour and Ali Akbarpour also contributed greatly with their respective wins in the final bouts of the 86 and 125kg categories, while Mehdi Hajilouiyan settled for Silver in the 92kg division, Press TV reported.

The results put Iran on 178 points, way beyond the reach of host nation Russia who scored 142 for second-place whereas the United States ended up third on 129 points. The Greco-Roman competitions will start on Friday and run through Sunday.

The 2021 World Junior Wrestling Championship is underway in Ufa, Russia from August 16-22.

The tournament is hosted by United World Wrestling with more than 500 athletes across 52 different countries competing for Gold.

 

   
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