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10/22/07

Iran wrestler named gold medalist after 11 years

Ebrahim Mehraban

TEHRAN, Oct. 21 (Mehr News Agency) – It took Iran’s 130kg freestyle wrestler Ebrahim Mehraban 11 years to take Asia’s gold medal as Uzbek champion tested positive.

The Uzbek was stripped of the coveted gold for using blood-enhancing substance in 1996 Asian bouts in the Chinese capital Beijing.

The world wrestling’s governing body FILA is to send the gold medal and an honorary diploma to Iran.

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