Iran’s Saeid Abdevali wins bronze in men’s Greco-Roman wrestling

سعید عبدولی

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iranian wrestler Saeid Morad Abdevali won a bronze medal in the men’s Greco-Roman 75-kilogram category after defeating Hungary’s Péter Bácsi in Brazil.

Abdevali won the match against the Hungarian champion 5-2 after beating Serbian athlete Viktor Nemeš to reach the third-place playoff at the Carioca Arena 2 in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.

The first day of the Rio game’s wrestling events did not start out quite well for Iran as multiple world champion Hamid Souryan lost 5-4 to Japanese wrestler Shinobu Ota in the game’s opening set, despite an initial 4-0 lead.

After defeating Souryan in the 59-kilogram competition, Shinobu Ota won 6-0 against Kazakhstan’s Almat Kebispayev. Souryan later lost his chance for a bronze after being downed by technical superiority despite a 7-0-lead against Kebispayev. Suoryan has six world titles plus a gold medal from the London Olympic Games in 2012.

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