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Iranian wrestlers win gold medals at Paris Grand Prix

Source: Tehran Times

Junior world champions from Iran claimed three gold medals in the final day of the Paris Grand Prix wrestling tournament. Iran finished in a tie for second with USA and Poland with 56 points. Azerbaijan won the team title in men's freestyle with 67 points. 

Overall, Team Iran won three gold medals, two silvers and one bronze in men's freestyle. 

Iman Sadeghi (61kg), Hassan Yazdani Charati (70kg) and Alireza Karimi Machiani (86kg) each stopped opponents from Poland for their titles.

Sadeghi defeated Krysztof Bienkowski 4-2, Yazdani beat Magomedmurad Gadzhiev 8-0 and Karimi beat Radoslaw Marcinkiewicz 10-0.

In the first day of the tournament, Masoud Esmaeilpour lost to Magomed Muslimov in the 65kg title bout.

Mohammad Hossein Mohammadian was defeated against Azerbaijan's Sharif Sharifov in the 97kg final match.

Mohammad Maktabdar also grabbed a bronze in the 74kg weight category after defeating Krystian Brzozwski from Poland.

Iran participated in the tournament with six wrestlers in five weight categories.

GRAND PRIX OF PARIS: Men's freestyle results

57 kg
Gold - Tony Ramos (USA) 
Silver - Adama Diatta (Senegal)
Bronze - John PINEDA (Canada) 
Bronze - Yashar ALIYEV (Azerbaijan) 

61 kg
Gold - Imam Sadeghikoukandeh (Iran)
Silver - Krysztof Bienkowski (Poland)
Bronze - Matt McDonough (USA)
Bronze - Ilman Mukhtarov (France)

65 kg
Gold - Magomed Muslimov (Azerbaijan) 
Silver - Masoud Esmaeilpour (Iran)
Bronze -Haji Aliev (Azerbaijan) 
Bronze - Brent Metcalf (USA) 

70 kg
Gold - Hassan Yazdani Charati (Iran)
Silver - Magomedmurad Gadzhiev (Poland)
Bronze - Ruslan Dibirgadjiyev (Azerbaijan)
Bronze - Adam Hall (USA)

74 kg
Gold - Rashid KURBANOV (Uzbekistan)
Silver - Osman Isakov (Russia)
Bronze - Mohammad Maktabdar (Iran)
Bronze - Zelimkhan Khadjiev (France)

86 kg
Gold - Alireza Karimi Machiani (Iran)
Silver - Radoslaw Marcinkiewicz (Poland)
Bronze - Sebastian Jezierzanski (Poland)
Bronze - Gabor Hatos (Hungary)

97 kg
Gold - Sharif Sharifov (Azerbaijan)
Silver - Mohammad Hossein Mohammadian (Iran)
Bronze - Magomed Musaev (Kyrgyzstan)
Bronze - Pavlo Oliynik (Ukraine) 

125 kg
Gold - Oleksandr Khotsianivskyi (Ukraine)
Silver - Jamaladdin Magomedov (Azerbaijan)
Bronze - Zhiwei Deng (China)
Bronze - Daniel Ligeti (Hungary)

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