Iranian wrestlers win Junior Asian Championships

تیم ملی کشتی فرنگی جوانان در مسابقات آسیایی 2017

Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian Greco-Roman wrestlers won Junior Asian Wrestling Championships in Taiwan, winning five gold and two silver medals.

Iran’s Pouya Dadmarz bested Kazakh wrestler 2-1 and won the gold medal in the 50-kilogram division.

Another Iranian wrestler Mohammad Hajipour defeated a rival from India 6-3 and won the gold in the 120-kilogram weight category.

Iran’s Mohammad Javad Rezaei overcame representatives from Uzbekistan and South Korea in his first two contests of the 55-kilogram weight class in the center-western Taiwanese city of Taichung on Thursday.

He defeated an opponent from China 9-0 in the semi-final round and advanced to the final round.

Rezaei bested Kyrgyz wrestler Zholaman Sharshenbekov 4-4 and won the gold.

Keramat Abdevali picked up a silver medal for the Iranian team in the 60-kilogram division, and Amin Kaviyaninejad took the 66-kilogram gold medal via technical fall, 12-0.

Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler Mehdi Bali also received the gold medal in the 84-kilogram weight category.

Moreover, Amir Mohammad Norouzi got the silver medal in the 96-kilogram section.

The Junior Asian Wrestling Championships kicked off in Taichung, Taiwan, on June 15, and will wrap up on June 18, 2017.

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