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Iran Greco-Roman wrestlers claim 4th place at Senior U23 World Championships

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Members of the national Iranian Greco-Roman wrestling team pose for a photograph after finishing fourth at the Senior U23 World Championships in Poland.

Iranian Greco-Roman wrestlers have put a rather acceptable end to their campaign at the Senior U23 World Championships, and finished fourth at the conclusion of the prestigious international sporting event.

On Wednesday, Iran’s Amin Yavar Kaviyaninejad outperformed Abylaikhan Amzeyev from Kazakhstan 5-1 in his final bout of the 66-kilogram weight section in the northern Polish city of Bydgoszcz, and won the bronze medal.

Georgia’s Shmagi Bolkvadze defeated Russian rival Alen Mirzoian, and clinched the yellow medal.

Earlier in the tournament, Iranian wrestler Farshad Mirahmad Belfakeh seized a bronze medal in the 71-kilogram weight category. Daniel Cataraga from Moldova claimed the gold medal, beating Hungarian Robert Attila Fritsch.

Payam Abdeh Saleh Boveyri Payani also scooped a bronze for Iran in the 75-kilogram weight class. Turkey’s Fatih Cengiz and Gela Bolkvadze from Georgia won the gold and silver medals respectively.

The Georgian Greco-Roman wrestling team collected 51 points and was named the top-ranked squad.

The Russian outfit claimed the second place with 50 points, while third-place Turks got 42 points. The Persians tallied 34 points at the high-status event.

The Senior U23 World Championships kicked off on November 21, and will run through November 26, 2017.

The tournament has brought together dozens of freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestlers from various world countries, including Azerbaijan, Belarus, Finland, France, Georgia, Hungary, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United States.

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