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Iran wins Freestyle Wrestling World Cup 2013 title

Report by Press TV; photos by Mehr News Agency and Islamic Republic News Agency


Iran has grabbed the 2013 Freestyle Wrestling World Cup title after beating Russia on the final day of the tournament in Tehran. Russia finished runner-up, followed by the United States on Friday at the 12,000-seat hall of the Azadi Sports Complex in west Tehran.

Iranians hold the Gold Cup after winning the 2013 Freestyle Wrestling World Cup title in Tehran on February 22, 2013.

Iranian wrestlers beat their Russian rivals in the 55-, 60-, 74-, 84-, 96-, and 120-kilogram weight classes.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad joined the jubilant crowd and awarded the Iranian wrestlers their gold medals.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejadd poses with the American wrestlers

Hassan Rahimi competed in the 55-kilogram weight class, Massoud Esmailpour in the 60-kilogram weight category, Mehdi Taqavi in the 66-kilogram weight class, Sadeq Goudarzi in the 74-kilogram weight category, Ehsan Lashkari in the 84-kilogram weight class, Hamed Tatari in the 96-kilogram weight category and the Iranian Komeil Qasemi in the 120-kilogram weight class.

The Freestyle Wrestling World Cup competitions opened on February 21.

Ten countries, including Iran, Russia, US, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Japan, Belarus, Bulgaria and Turkey took part in the tournament.

Photos: Photos: Iran overpowers US freestyle wrestling team 6-1 at World Cup in Tehran

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