Iran and Russia jointly took the third title at 2003 International Judo Tournament by Team of Nations ended in Osaka, Japan, Monday, IRNA reported.
Iran stood third as it defeated the Cuban team with four wins and one loss.
The five-member team of Iran won its first clash against Tunisia 5-0 but it was beaten by France 3-1 in the next challenge and faced Cuba.
Iran comprised Haji Akhoundzadeh (-60 kg), Kazem Sarikhani (-81 kg), Slava (-90 kg), Massoud Khosravi-Nejad (-100 kg), and Mahmoud Miran (open).
Abbas Fallah was sidelined due to his injury and Slava from Uzbekistan replaced him.
France stood top by beating Nippon 3-2 and Russia managed to overcome South Korea 4-1.
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