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Iranian wrestlers win five medals in Bulgaria tournament

Iranian wrestlers win five medals in Bulgaria tournament

Iranian freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestlers have picked up five medals, including two golds, in the Dan Kolov & Nikola Petrov 2016 international wrestling tournament in Bulgaria.

 

According to Press TV, Iranian athlete Ali Moujerlou, who had received a bye in his opening round contest of men's 86-kilogram freestyle weight category, overcame a wrestler from Algeria by 10 points to 0 in the first contest.

He then prevailed over his Polish rival Sebastian Jezierzański 10-0 in the next match to march into the final round.

Moujerlou downed his Polish opponent Zbigniew Baranowski 4-3 in the last encounter and collected the gold medal.

In the 125-kilogram category, Iran's Amir-Reza Amiri conceded a 0-5 defeat to Deng Shudi from China and claimed a silver medal.

Iranian Greco-Roman wrestlers Mehdi Ebrahimi, Kayvan Rezaei and Amir Hossein Rezaei also snatched a gold and two bronze medals in the 80-kilogram and 98-kilogram weight divisions.

The Dan Kolov & Nikola Petrov 2016 international wrestling tournament started in the Bulgarian capital city of Sofia on January 29, and will finish on January 31.

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