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Iran's Goudarzi wins silver in freestyle wrestling


Source: Press TV

Iranian freestyle wrestler Sadegh Saeed Goudarzi has won the silver medal in the men's 74-kilogram category at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Iran's Sadegh Saeed Goudarzi (L) competes with Gabor Hatos of Hungary during semifinal

The Iranian lost 3-0 to gold medal winner Jordan Ernest Burroughs of the United States in the final of the category at the Excel Center in London on Friday.

Goudarzi overpowered Bulgaria's Kiril Stoychev Terziev 3-1 in his first match before beating Soslan Tigiev of Uzbekistan 3-1 in the quarterfinals. He defeated Gabor Hatos of Hungary 3-0 in the semifinals.

Iran now stands in 14th place in gold medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games and is tied for 18th place overall on the medals table with a tally of four gold medals, five silver medals, and one bronze medal.

Iranian taekwondo athlete Mohammad Bagheri Motamed won the silver medal in the men's -68kg category on Thursday night.

On Tuesday, Ehsan Haddadi won Iran's first-ever Olympic medal in athletics when he took the silver in the men's discus throw competition.

On the same day, Iranian superheavyweight Behdad Salimi won the gold medal and his compatriot Sajjad Anoushiravani pocketed the silver in the +105-kilogram category of the weightlifting competition.

Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler Ghasem Rezaei beat Rustam Totrov of Russia on August 7 to claim the gold medal in the men's 96kg weight class.

Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler Omid Haji Norouzi overwhelmed Georgia's Revaz Lashkhi in the final match of the men's 60kg category at the Excel Center on August 6 to take the gold medal.

Iran's Navvab Nasirshelal won a silver medal in the men's 105-kilogram weightlifting category on August 6.

On August 5, Iran's five-time world champion Hamid Sourian won the country's first gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling in 40 years.

He beat Rovshan Bayramov of Azerbaijan 2-0 and 1-0 in the final of the 55kg category of the men's Greco-Roman wrestling event.

And Iranian weightlifter Kianoush Rostami won a bronze medal in the 85kg category on August 3.

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