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5/17/03

Iran first in `Takhti Cup' Greco-Roman wrestling; US wrestler wins gold

Iran kept the trophy at home as it was crowned on Friday in the 22nd international Greco-Roman wrestling event, Takhti Cup, commemorating the victory anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, IRNA reported from Sanandaj.

Pitting 57 Greco-Roman wrestlers, Iran collected 67 points to rank first.

Syria finished runner-up with 58 points and the two teams of Azerbaijan and the United States stood third and fourth with 37 and 17 points respectively.

The first six wrestlers are as follows:

* 55 KG

1- Hassan Rangraz (Iran)

2- Hamid Bavafa (Iran)

3- Vagar Qorbanev (Azerbaijan)

4- Hadi Zeinivand (Iran)

5- Fo'ad Nikbin (Iran)

6- Ceyhan Zahedev (Azerbaijan)

* 60 KG:

1- Ali Ashkani (Iran)

2- Saeid Saleki (Iran)

3- Fo'ad Aliyev (Azerbaijan)

4- Mohammad-Reza Khoshbakht (Iran)

5- Touraj Husseinli (Azerbaijan)

6- Mahmoud Roshandel (Iran)

* 66 KG:

1- Michael Elsworth (US)

2- Elbarus Mammadov (Azerbaijan)

3- Azad-Ali Mohammadpour (Iran)

4- Mehdi Nassiri (Iran)

5- Parviz Zeidvand (Iran)

6- Hessameddin Rajabev (Azerbaijan)

* 74 KG:

1- Dianat Husseinev (Azerbaijan)

2- Mohsen Poudanaki (Iran)

3- Taleb Ne'matpour (Iran)

4- Amin Kashkouli (Iran)

5- Ali Zabihi (Iran)

6- Hamid Taherzadeh (Iran)

* 84 KG:

1- Hossein Mar'ashian (Iran)

2- Rahman Raeissi (Iran)

3- Mehdi Rahimi (Iran)

4- Mahand Mandev (Syria)

5- Majid Ramezani (Iran)

6- Hamid Taherzadeh (Iran)

* 96 KG:

1- Masoud Hashemzadeh (Iran)

2- Ehsan Karimfar (Iran)

3- Behrouz Jamshidi (Iran)

4- Mohamed al-Haik (Syria)

5- Reza Zeidvand (Iran)

6- Farid Adnani (Iran)

* 120 KG:

1- Alireza Gharibi (Iran)

2- Farhad Kafaei-Zadeh (Iran)

3- Sajjad Barzi (Iran)

4- Mehdi Feshaki (Iran)

5- Adnan al-Haik (Syria)

6- Alireza Akbari (Iran)

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