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Iranian wrestlers crowned Takhti Cup Champions

Iranian wrestlers crowned Takhti Cup Champions

[caption id="attachment_145094" align="alignright" width="221"]35th Takhti Cup international wrestling tournament in Iran 35th Takhti Cup international wrestling tournament in Iran[/caption]
TEHRAN, Feb. 14 (MNA) The Iranian free-style and Greco-Roman wrestling teams have been crowned as the champion of the 35th Takhti Cup international wrestling tournament.

Iran won 7 gold medals and clinched the championship with 79 points in the free style competitions.

Georgia stood second with 47 points and India finished third with 21 points.

Ahmad Mohammadi in the 65kg class, Hassan Yazdani in the 70kg, Peiman Yarahmadi in the 74kg, Meisam Mostafa Jokar in the 86kg, Yunes Sarmasti in the 57kg, Behnam Ehsanpour in the 61kg, and Parviza Haadi in the 125kg were the gold winners of the Iranian outfit.

In the Greco-Roman competitions, Iran placed first with 73 points, with Ukraine and China finishing second and third with 50 and 45 points respectively.

Jaber Sadeghzadeh won the Pahlavani wrestling championship for Iran.

Takhti Cup is an important annual wrestling event in Iran, held in the memory of the late Iranian wrestler Gholam-Reza Takhti.

Iran and 17 other countries including Russia, US, Republic of Azerbaijan, Ukraine, China, Pakistan, Kirghizstan, North Korea, Armenia, Hungary, Georgia, Egypt, Bangladesh, Nicaragua, India, Tunisia, and Turkmenistan competed in the 35th edition of Takhti Cup at Imam Khomeini (RA) Wrestling Hall of Kermanshah for two consecutive days.

From among international figures of FILA, Russian Sergei Nowakovsky supervised over the event representing United World Wrestling.

By Mehr News Agency

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