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9/28/05

World Freestyle Wretling Championships: Iran pits six wrestlers, wins one bronze

Tehran, Sept 28, IRNA-Iran took just one bronze at the six-weight World Freestyle Wretling Championships in Budapest, capital of Hungary.

Representing Iran in the 60kg bouts, Morad Mohammadi finished third on Monday, said the English-language daily `Tehran Times' here Wednesday.

Mohammadi, who had failed to beat the 2004 Olympics gold medalist Yandro Quintana from Cuba in the semi-final clash, thrashed his Mongolian opponent Oyunbileg Purevbaatar 4-0 to snatch the bronze medal jointly with Armenia's Martin Berberyan, who overcame Levan Chabradze from Georgia.

The Iranian wrestler won the first clash 3-0 and added another point after the interval.

Alan Dudaev from Russia stole the show as he grabbed the gold medal after he beat Quintana in the final showdown.

Earlier on Monday, Iranian wrestlers Taqi Dadashi and Massoud Vehedi were knocked out of the tournament in the 55- and 66-kg categories respectively.

In Tuesday's contests, Fereydoun Qanbari from Iran and his teammate, Amir-Abbas Ganji Moradi, did not make it in the 84-kg and 96-kg categories, respectively. The latter picked up a serious knee injury in the quarter-final and failed to make it in the semi-final clash.

Iran's gold hopeful Mehdi Hajizadeh-Juybari, who advanced to the semi-final, conceded a 11-3 loss to Russia's seven-time world champion Buvaaysa Saitiev and then to Bulgaria's Nikolay Buslar to stand fifth.

The 120-kg bouts start today.

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