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CISM World Military Wrestling c'ship: Host Iran claims GR title ahead of Russia

Iran’s Greco-Roman team have been crowned champions at the 35th World Military Wrestling Championship, after clinching 4 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze medals, at Azadi Complex in Tehran. 

Having bagged 2 gold, 2 silver and a bronze on Tuesday, the Iranian grapples marched on to win 2 more gold medals, through Hossein Asadi and Mohammad-Reza Mokhtari in the 67 and 77kg divisions, before Pouya Nasserpour and Hossein Nouri added 2 more bronze medals in the 60 and 87kg classes.

It all came down to the heavy weights to decide the champion, and Amir Qasemimonjazi did not let Iran down, as he dispatched his Russian opponent 6-1 in the 130kg Bronze Medal Match. With the win, Iran took the Crown with a total of 200 points, edging Russia by only 3 points.

That’s while, earlier in the freestyle competitions, Iran earned 4 gold, 4 silver, and 2 bronze medals, to finish as runners up behind Russia.

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