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05/29/11

Iran places third at FILA Junior Freestyle World Cup

Source: Mehr News Agency; photos by Hamid Forootan, ISNA


Iran's Junior Freestyle team

Iran defeated Georgia in the bronze medal match of the at FILA Junior Freestyle World Cup on Saturday. In the two-day competitions held in Plauen, Germany, Iran overpowered Georgia 7-1 and came third.

Russia won the title after beating Azerbaijan on technical points.

Iranian wrestlers defeated Turkey 5-3 in their first game and then lost to Russia on technical points. Iran overpowered host Germany 7-1 to reach the third-place match and finally beat Georgia with the same result.

"The tournament gave our wrestlers invaluable experience since we are going to take part in the 2011 FILA Junior World Championships which will be held in Bucharest, Romania from July 26-31," Iran coach Ali-Akbar Dodange said.

This was the first year that FILA sponsored a Junior World Cup in freestyle.

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