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5/24/03

Iran wins Takhti Wrestling Cup title, US finishes third

Iran stood top in the 22nd international freestyle wrestling event, Takhti Cup, ended in Tehran on Friday night.

Seventy-five wrestlers from six countries of Iran, Syria, the United States, Bulgaria, Armenia, and the Republic of Azerbaijan competed in the two-day tournament in Shohada-ye Haftom-e Tir Hall, central Tehran, IRNA reported.

Iran won the crown with 70 points and the two teams of Syria and the United States finished runner-up and third, winning 56 and 26 points respectively.

Collecting 24, 20, and 16 points, Bulgaria, Armenia, and Azerbaijan ranked fourth to sixth respectively.

The rankings in different weights come below:

55 KG:

1- Mohammad Aslani (Iran)

2- Majid Roudbari (Iran)

3- Mohammad Rezaei (Iran)

60 KG:

1- Mohammad Talaei (Iran)

2- Morad Mohammadi (Iran)

3- Alireza Darvishi (Iran)

66 KG:

1- Alireza Dabir (Iran)

2- Asghar Ardoukhani (Iran)

3- Hassan Tahmasbi (Iran)

74 KG:

1- Reza Ramezanzadeh (Iran)

2- Hadi Habibi (Iran)

3- Jalal Latifi (Iran)

84 KG:

1- Fereydoun Qanbari (Iran)

2- Pejman Dorostkar (Iran)

3- Majid Khodaei (Iran)

96 KG:

1- Alireza Heidari (Iran)

2- Mohammad-Hossein Khaleqifar (Iran)

3- Hamid Seifi (Iran)

120 KG:

1- Alireza Rezaei (Iran)

2- Fardin Ma'soumi (Iran)

3- Bryan Coke (US)

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