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Iran's varsity freestyle wrestling team wins Spanish Grand Prix title

Freestyle wrestling team of Iran's Islamic Azad University (IAU) stood top in the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday, IRNA reported from Madrid.

Except Alireza Navaei who bagged a bronze, all Iranian freestyle wrestlers snatched the gold medals.

In the team category, Iran won 70 points in seven weights while the runner-up Spain collected 50 points and the third-placed Venezuela bagged 39 points.

Iran finished third in Spain's Greco-Roman wrestling event held in igh Council of Sports Hall, Madrid.

The four-member team of Islamic Azad University took two gold and two bronze medals, winning 36 points.

Spain lifted the title with 55 points and Venezuela finished runner-up with 49 points.

Here come the first- to third-placed freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestlers in different weights"


55 kg:

1- Hossein Rangraz of Iran

2- Francisco Sanchez of Spain

3- Shaon Williams of South Africa

60 kg:

1- Mohammad Talaei of Iran

2- Sikle Lobus of Austria

3- Sahit Perizerandi of Albania

66 kg:

1- Alireza Dabir of Iran

2- Rikardo Roberti of Venezuela

3- Alireza Navaei of Iran

74 kg:

1- Reza Ramezanzadeh of Iran

2- Johnny Sedenio of Venezuela

3- Calos Dominguez of Spain

84 kg:

1- Ahmad Shekofteh of Iran

2- Oscar Fernandez of Spain

3- Joseph Schnol of Austria

96 kg:

1- Hamid Seifi of Iran

2- Dmitri Komchev of Bulgaria

3- Radovan Valach of Austria

120 kg:

1- Alireza Heidari of Iran

2- Jonsi Sanchez of Bulgaria

3- Jose Coba of Spain


Iran (70 teams)

Spain (50 points)

Venezuela (39 points)


55 kg:

1- Vicente Liu of Spain

2- Pedro Garcia of Spain

3- Eduardo Freitz of Venezuela

60 kg:

1- Hugo Pasos of Portugal

2- Ashut Zarkurjan of Russia

3- Bahman Vali-Nejad of Iran

66 kg:

1- Muises Sanchez of Spain

2- Lewis Luindo of Venezuela

3- Mehdi Nassiri of Iran

74 kg:

1- Jorli Patinio of Venezuela

2- Stefan Vilando of Austria

3- Jaques Russo of South Africa

84 kg:

1- Karim Sa'adtifard of Iran

2- Ivan Yabanjev of Bulgaria

3- Hans Haring of Austria

96 kg:

1- Melhail Bakalov of Russia

2- Gieremo Talavera of Venezuela

3- Martin Shlajnaven of Austria

120 kg:

1- Mehdi Sabz-Ali of Iran

2- Edward Diaz of Venezuela

3- Pedro A. Garcia of Spain


Spain (55 points)

Venezueal (49 points)

Iran (36 points)

... Payvand News - 4/14/03 ... --

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