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6/5/04

Iran celebrates world students wrestling title

Tehran, June 5, IRNA -- Iran was crowned at the 6th World Students' Freestyle Wrestling Championships in Poland Friday, said Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology.

Competing with 25 teams, Iran won five gold and two silver medals to grab the title.

In 55 kg, Yasser Khalpour of Iran outpointed his Turkish opponent 8-4 in the final to take the coveted gold.

The bronze went to a Japanese wrestler.

In 60 kg, Mostafa Akhoundi handed Iran a silver as he lost 3-2 to a finalist from Belarus.

A Moldavian wrestler won the bronze.

In 66 kg, Iran's Massoud Vahedi beat the world and Olympic champion from Moldavia, snatching the glittering gold.

A representative from the home team, Poland, bagged the bronze medal.

In 74 kg, Iran took a silver as Hadi Habibi was narrowly beaten by the world holder from Belarus, who won 4-3.

A Japanese bagged the bronze.

In 84 kg, Pejman Dorostkar crushed a US wrestler 6-3 to added another gold to Iran's asset.

The bronze was won by a wrestler from Belarus.

In 96 kg, the world champion, Hamid Seifi from Iran, retained his title by beating Wilberman from Canada 4-2.

A Ukrainian wrestler won the bronze.

In 120 kg, Iran's heavyweight wrestler Alireza Rezaei whitewashed his Ukrainian rival 10-0 to celebrate the title on walkover.

A Polish took the bronze medal.

According to the ministry, the United States, Turkey, Russia, and Canada had pitted their top wrestlers in the world event.

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