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Iran’s junior freestylers become world new wrestling champions ... 12/08/2014 Sports

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TEHRAN, Aug. 11 (MNA) – Iran’s national wrestling freestyle team has ended Russian dominance; becomes champion in FILA World Wrestling Championships in Croatia.

Iran stood ahead of the US and Russia with 64 points in the first place. The championship came for Iran while two freestylers should wrestle in finals and another for the platform.
In last night final, Hassan Yazdani defeated the US wrestler in 66Kg. class, thus catapulting Iran to the first place and championship with a gold medal and ten points. Yazdani defeated Canadian Jason Balfur with the crushing 10-0 in the first round and equally did the same for Chinese Xi Ping Lin 11-0 in the second. The third match was not so much different. Yazdani improved on the points, this time defeating Elias Jumai from Uzbekistan 12-0, thus easily ascending to the semifinals, where he won Rasoul Arsan Aliev from Russia with a technical point (8-4) in road to final. To see the gold medal, Yazdani should have faced and won the US freestyle phenomenon Aron Pico, which Yazdani attended the duty resolutely and won as expected, this time 7-2.
The championship ended years-long dominance over wrestling by Russians, who came only third with 49 points behind the 58-point US in the second place. Iran junior freestylers won gold by Iman Sadeqi, Hassan Yazdani and Alireza Karimi in 60, 66 and 84Kg. classes. Saber Khanjani, Reza Mozaffari and Amin Taheri came only third in 50, 74 and 120Kg. classes.

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