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Photos: Cuba outpowered by Iran as 2009 World Freestyle Wrestling Championships start in Tehran

Photos by Amir Kholoosi, ISNA

Tehran, March 7, IRNA - The 37th World Freestyle Wrestling Championships started in Tehran Saturday morning.

Some eight free-style wrestling teams from Iran, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Cuba and Georgia are participating in the international tournament.

During the two-day international sports event, Iran's free-style wrestling team will compete in Group A comprising Russia, Cuba and Georgia.

Iran outpowers Cuba

Iran's free-style wrestlers in an amazing performance on the first round of 2009 World Free-style Wrestling Championship won an astounding victory over powerful Cuban team at Azadi Stadium on Saturday.

Iranian wrestlers in seven categories defeated their Cuban rivals to demonstrate their great performance on the first round of world championship.

The victorious Iranian wrestlers will face Russian team in the next stage.

Iran's wrestlers Hassan Rahimi (55 kg), Masoud Esmail-pour (60 kg), Mehdi Taghavi (66 kg), Sadeq Goudarzi (74 kg), Reza Yazdani (84 kg), Saeed Ebrahimi (96 kg) and Fardin Masoumi (120 kg) overcame their rivals and scored a 7-0 victory for the Iranian sides.

The Cuban free-style wrestling team is among top seven teams partcipating in the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing.

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