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Iran garners four Asian wrestling medals, eyes four more golds

Iran swooped three golds and one bronze at the Asian Under-20 Greco-Roman Wrestling Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan, planning four more golds, IRNA reported from Tehran.

In 50 kg, Mohammad Faqiri handed the country the coveted gold medal.

In 60 kg, Mohammad Qazaei finished third, bagging bronze.

In 74 kg, Farshad Alizadeh beat his rivals to snatch the glittering gold.

In 96 kg, Reza Zeidvand celebrated his title, handing Iran another gold.

In 55 kg, the Iranian wrestler Hamid Sourian rested in the first round and thrashed a Japanese representative 12-0 in his first clash in the second round.

He overcame his Kazakh rival 5-4 in a nail-biting bout to reach final.

In 66 kg, Ali Mohammadi handed Iran two consecutive wins as he whitewashed a Kazakh wrestler 3-0 in the first round and gave his Dutch rival a humiliating defeat, crushing him in 40 seconds on technical fall.

He crushed an Uzbek wrestler 3-0 to book a berth in final.

In 84 kg, Iran's Qassem Rezaei rested in the first round and trounced a wrestler from Kazakhstan 10-0 in the second round.

Rezaei vaulted into the final after thrashing his Kyrgyz opponent 3-0.

In 120 kg, Iranian heavyweight wrestler, Siavash Qalavand, gave his Indian rival a humiliating 10-0 defeat to speed into final.

Iranian team stands third in Italy wrestling tourney

Iran's representative Kermanshah finished third on 18 points in an international Greco-Roman wrestling event in Rome, Italy. IRNA reported.

Ukraine and the home team stood top and second in the international tournament.

The Iranian side won two golds, two fourth and one seventh titles.

In 55 kg, Yassin Bahrami of Iran beat his rivals to take the glittering gold.

In 60 kg, Ebrahim Nouri handed the country another gold.

Fifteen teams pitted 72 wrestlers in the event.

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