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Iran takes the 3rd place at Greco-Roman World Cup in Tehran

Source: Tehran Times (photos by Ahmad Moeinijam, Islamic Republic News Agency)

The Iranian wrestling team defeated Turkey at the Greco-Roman World Cup and finished in third place.

In the third-fourth match held at the Azadi Complex on Friday, the Iranian wrestling team defeated Turkey 6-2 and came third.

Iran lost to Azerbaijan 6-2 in Group A and defeated Sweden (6-2) and Germany (7-1) respectively.

The Iranian team

Team Iran took part in the competition without the help of its four pillars of recent Greco-Roman success - London 2012 Olympic Games gold medalists Hamid Soryan(59kg), Omid Noroozi (66kg), Ghasem Rezaei (98kg) and 2011 world champion Saeid Abdvali (71kg).

Azerbaijan won the title after defeating Russia in the final match.

Azerbaijan took the 1st place


59 kg - Mohsen HAJI POOR (IRI) df. Ayhan KARAKUS (TUR) by FALL, 6-0
66 kg - Afshin BIABANGARD (IRI) df. Atakan YUKSEL (TUR) by forfeit, 0-0
71 kg - Payam BOYERI (IRI) df. Yunus OZEL (TUR), 6-0
75 kg - Emrah KUSH (TUR) df. Yousof AKHBARI (IRI), 7-2
80 kg - Habibollah AKHLAGHI (IRI) df. Alsan ATEM (TUR) by DQ, 10-2
85 kg - Davoud ABEDIN ZADEH (IRI) df. Metehan BASHAR (TUR), 2-0
98 kg - Mahdi ALIYARI (IRI) df. Fatih BASHKOY (TUR), 1-1
130 kg - Riza KAYAALP (TUR) df. Behnam MAHDI ZADEH (IRI) by TF, 10-2


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