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Iranian wrestler Hamid Sourian wins world Greco-Roman gold

Iran's wonderkid Hamid Sourian grabbed the 55 kg glittering gold of the 2005 World Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling Championship in Budapest on Friday, IRNA reported.

Hamid Sourian

The budding Sourian, who overpowered all rivals including 1999 world champion Rivas Lazaro from Cuba, celebrated the title with a 6-4 victory over South Korean finalist Park Eun-Chol, registering the third Greco-Roman gold in Iran's history.

Sourian defeated the Korean wrestler 2-1 and 4-3 in the first and second time.

Istvan Majoros from Hungary and Kazakhstan's Yermek Kuketov jointly bagged bronze.

Iran's first world Greco-Roman gold medal came in 1969 when Firouz Alizadeh stood top in the 52 kg bouts in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

Hassan Rangraz ended a 32-year gold drought, celebrating the world 55 kg title in Patras, Greece, in 2001 event.

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