The Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology said Bibak, who rested in the first round of the fifth weight category thrashed his Russian rival 16-6 and narrowly beat the Universiad champion from Italy 16-15 in the second and third rounds, booking a berth in the semifinals.
The Iranian defeated a South Korean semifinalist and came close to the gold as he had overcome his US opponent 8-6 in the final 40 seconds from the normal time but he was announced the runner-up as he refused to continue due to his injury.
The third title jointly went to South Korea and Spain.
In the sixth weight class, Tajik routed a player from Puerto Rico 6-0 in his opening clash.
He outpointed an Italian 12-5 in the second round.
Tajik was stripped of a spot in the final as he lost to a home side's semifinalist 7-6 due to misjudgment, bagging bronze.
Greece celebrated the title, South Korea stood second, and Iran and Turkey tied at No. 3.
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