Iran; champions of the Freestyle Wrestling World Cup
Iran won the 2013 Freestyle Wrestling World Cup on Friday, by beating Russia 6-1 in Tehran.
Also, in the bronze medal match which was held before the final on the same day, the United States overpowered Belarus 6-1.
Iranian wrestlers beat their Russian rivals in the 55-, 60-, 74-, 84-, 96-, and 120-kilogram weight classes.
Iran’s Hassan Rahimi in 55 kg and Masoud Esmailpour in 60 kg both dominated and gave Iran the early 2-0 lead.
Then Mehdi Taghavi lost in the 66 kg category. Sadegh Goudarzi made a great come back to win in 74 kg. The most important battle was Ehsan Lashgari who sealed the win for Iran in the 84 kg.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also attended this competition and the medal ceremony and took pictures took pictures with the Iranian, Russian, and U.S. teams.
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.