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Iran lifts Asian men's jujitsu title

Almaty, Kazakhstan, Nov 7, IRNA-Iran was crowned at the first Asian men's jujitsu tournament in Almaty, Kazakhstan Monday night. The championship came as the Iranian team snatched two golds, two silvers, and one bronze.

In the 85 kg, Alireza Rajabikia from Iran edged past his rivals from Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Iraq, and Kazakhstan, celebrating the title.

Mohammad Mobarra, who represented Iran in the +94 kg category, grabbed the gold medal by overcoming Kyrgyz, Kazakh, Pakistani, and Iraqi representatives.

Iran took a silver in the 94 kg class as Alireza Asgari, who had defeated his opponents from Taiwan and Pakistan, conceded a loss to the Kazakh finalist.

Alireza Davoudi added the second silver to the country's asset, finishing runner-up in the 69 kg clashes. He was beaten by Uzbekistan's representative.

Rouhollah Yazdani bagged the sole bronze of Iran, beating his Pakistani rival in the third-place fight of the 62 kg event.

The country failed to win a medal in the 77 kg as Mehrdad Darbanian, who had outpointed his Singaporean opponent, pulled out due to his injury.

Kazakhstan stood second among the 13 participating teams.

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