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Georgia to host 3rd Zurkhaneh World Cup in November

Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran

The 3rd edition of the Zurkhaneh Sports World Cup will be held in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia, with the presence of champions from Asia, Africa and Europe. A total of 12 countries will compete in team and individual skills and Pahlavani Wrestling.

Iran, Tajikistan, Iraq and Afghanistan as the Asian champions, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia and Turkey from the Europe, and Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Cameroon and Benin as the African Champions have been invited to take part in the event which takes place in Tbilisi from November 18 to 20.

The first edition of the Zurkhaneh Sports World Cup held in Baku in 2009 and the host (Azerbaijan) claimed the championship.

Iran won the title in the second edition held in Konya, a city in Turkey's Central Anatolia Region, in 2010.

Prior to this event, the International Zurkhaneh Sports Federation has held the continental championships in Europe, Asia and Africa in the current year.

Esmail Gholami Zurkhaneh Europ champion 2009 Frankfort Mil Sangi

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