Int'l Pahlavani Wrestling Federation appoints Iranian as caretaker

Int'l Pahlavani Wrestling Federation appoints Iranian as caretaker...
irna.ir 09/05/2016 Sports

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Tehran, May 9, IRNAAlireza Rezaei from Iran has been appointed as caretaker of the International Pahlavani Wrestling Federation, it was announced on Monday.
Rezaei was appointed to the post in the first International Pahlavani Wrestling Federation's board of directors held in the Turkish city Istanbul on Sunday (May 8).
He would remain in his post until the next congress of the body be held in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, in Oct 2016.
As per the decision made by International Pahlavani Wrestling Federation's board of directors, Tehran has been selected as the headquarters of the federation.
On May 3, 2016, the International Pahlavani Wrestling Federation started its operation as the governing body responsible for the organization of major international tournaments of the sport.
The federation was established following the United World Wrestling’s green light as well as strenuous efforts made by the Islamic Republic of Iran Wrestling Federation (IRIWF) and a number of foreign federations in holding international Pahlavani wrestling tournaments in 2015 and 2016.
Pahlavani wrestling goes back to ancient Persia, and was originally used to train warriors.
It combines martial arts and wrestling techniques , calisthenics, strength training and epic music.
The two competitors try to take control over each other by throwing the opposite combatant back on his shoulder.
The wrestler is allowed to grab his opponent’s pants or belt as a grip. He can also use his or own legs to off-balance a rival, hence causing him to fall to the ground.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recognized Pahlavani wrestling as among the world's longest-running forms of sport.
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