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Iran sweeps Asian pankration medals

Islamabad, Aug 1, IRNA- Iran scooped up medals at the first Asian Pankration Championship in Pakistan's capital Islamabad Sunday.

Iran Pankration Federation

Iranian sportsmen grabbed all 18 gold medals -- 11 in individual, three in team events, and four in Polydamas demonstration.

Pakistan finished runner-up and Afghanistan stood third at the event at the Islamabad Community Center.

Pankration was one the five sports included in the ancient Olympic Games.

It is a mixture of judo, karate, wrestling, and punching.

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